Batemans Bay goes Orange to support NSW SES volunteers
Batemans Bay turned out in Orange today! As part of Volunteer Week today was Wear Orange Wednesday specifically nominated to say thank you to our SES crews across Australia. Today saw the Batemans Bay SES Crew located outside the the local NRMA Office where we received endless interest and thanks. It’s been a busy 12 months for Batemans Bay NSW SES volunteers who’ve responded to 103 tasks helping the community during storms, floods and other emergencies and for today, Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day), residents were being encouraged to wear orange, the official colour of the SES uniform, to recognise this contribution. With the help of principal partner NRMA Insurance, the NSW SES celebrated Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) to recognise the 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia who are always helping their communities in times of need. NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit Controller Mike Day said WOW Day is a fun and creative way for people to show their support for local volunteers. “This day of recognition is timely given the contribution many of our volunteers have recently made in the wake of the devastating floods in northern NSW as well as other emergencies that have affected the local community,” Mr Day said. “Today we held street stall at NRMA Batemans Bay and the support shown by those who stopped to say hello was very much appreciated"
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NRMA Insurance Partnerships and Programs Manager, Jen Cobley, said that it’s important to recognise the hard work NSW SES volunteers do for the community. “Through our partnership with the NSW SES, we have seen first-hand the vital role volunteers play in helping communities prepare for and recover from severe weather,” Ms Cobley said. “WOW Day is about celebrating the volunteers who put the community ahead of themselves” "Locally, NRMA Batemans Bay has donated more than $1200 collected from the local community to the local Unit. “These funds allow NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit to purchase equipment and provide training for our volunteers that will benefit our capability and as a result, the local community” Mr Day said. “We would like to thank NRMA Batemans Bay and the local community for the very generous donations”. "We must thank Bay Post / Moruya Examiner and The Beagle for their coverage of #WearOrangeWedesnday".
"Thanks also to NRMA Batemans Bay for all your support not only today but throughout the past year and for the very generous donations." "And thanks to the community for your interest and ongoing support". If you're interested in joining - now is the time! We meet at 6pm on Tuesday nights at 150 Princes Highway (just up the hill from Cranbrook Road lights, next to the Council Depot).
Further information is available here: https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/
For emergency assistance during storms, floods or tsunami, call NSW SES on 132 500.
For urgent, life-threatening situations, call Triple-Zero (000) immediately.