Inquisitive and appreciative preschool students from the St Nicholas Early Education Centre paid a visit to our local SES unit on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW).
Some fun was had, important lessons learned, and the children showed their appreciation with a “little gift”.
The gift happened to be a hand made sign that read – “Thank you for keeping our community safe”.
Although it may have only been a simple handmade sign what it said meant a lot to the hard working volunteers.
Besides getting all their questions answered and learning about the important role the SES plays in our community, the excited preschoolers got the chance to hang out in the boats and check out the emergency vehicles.
Community engagement officer, Simone Burrows explains the day is all about saying thanks to the SES volunteers for everything they do.
She says it’s the simple thoughtful things like this that keep our volunteers going.
The focus of WOW Day is to encourage the community to show their support in a very simple but highly visible gesture by wearing the colour orange.
This is of course the colour worn by SES volunteers.
There are 40 000 SES volunteers across Australia who each year collectively provide around a million hours of their time to help communities in times of natural disasters and emergencies.
SES volunteers have a passion for helping people in the worst of weather and at the hardest of times, helping with storm and flood operations and other rescue activities.
And, they are always here for the residents of Singleton – Thank You!