Show your support for the SES tomorrow… and you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd.

May 20 is Wear Orange Wednesday – or WOW – a national day of recognition for some of our bravest volunteers in the State Emergency Service.

Moorabool’s only unit in Bacchus Marsh is actually one of the busiest in Western Victoria with 210 call-outs in the last 12 months.

Some great feedback for our dedicated volunteers!

Posted by VICSES Bacchus Marsh Unit on Tuesday, 5 May 2020

All up, there were 1906 requests for help in the MidWest district, with 775 in Ballarat and 264 in Hepburn.

Chief Executive Stephen Griffin said that with bushfire, flood and a pandemic already hitting hard in 2020, this financial year is on track to be the second busiest in VICSES history.

“Our volunteers are the backbone of the Victorian SES,” he said.

“Their hard work, dedication and selflessnessis commendable and it’s what makes it such an incredible organisation.

“Wear Orange Wednesday is a fantastic opportunity for the public to say thankyou to the volunteers who sacrifice their time to help the community – rain, hail or shine.”  

Celebrate WOW by wearing orange tomorrow and posting a photo to social media using the hashtags #WOWDay and #ThankYouSES

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