WOW Day a chance to acknowledge volunteers who help in darkest hour

WEAR Orange Wednesday – better known as WOW Day – is held every year during National Volunteer Week (May 20-26), and celebrates the spirit of volunteering and the exceptional efforts of SES members.

Bankstown SES unit volunteers Sharon, Maliha and Tira (pictured) were among the local team celebrating WOW Day last Wednesday.
WOW Day is an opportunity to say thank you to our local legends who answer the call for help during floods and storms.
Bankstown SES Deputy Unit Commander Tony Harb said that in the last 12 months, Canterbury and Bankstown units had completed almost 600 requests for assistance.
“Requests for assistance ranges from trees down, homes impacted by severe storm damage and assisting NSW Police conduct searches for missing persons,” he said.
“On average, most volunteers dedicate between four and eight hours a week in training, community education and operational support.”
NSW SES had more than 10,000 volunteers across NSW, with varied backgrounds, experiences and passions, but all with a common interest in helping others during their darkest hours.