PORT Macquarie's Glasshouse and Town Square will be among locations including the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Big Prawn to light up orange this week as a thank you to our region's tireless volunteers.
It's National Volunteer Week and the Wear Orange Wednesday campaign on Wednesday, May 19 will honour the efforts of the Mid North Coast's State Emergency Services personnel who were the lead response agency during the devastating March floods across the region.
On Wednesday, everyone is encouraged to wear something orange as a small way of showing thanks to the service's volunteers.
This year, in addition to wearing orange, on Tuesday and Wednesday popular landmarks will be lit up the colour orange in acknowledgement of its volunteers.
NSW SES Commissioner Carlene York called for communities to show appreciation for the men and women of the service.
"Every year during National Volunteer Week, we make sure our members know the work they do year-round doesn't go unnoticed," Commissioner York said.
"Especially after the recent floods that hit in March, I know our volunteers will truly appreciate this small gesture and acknowledgement of the work they do."
Commissioner York added that other states and territories around the country will be honouring their SES volunteers in a similar fashion.
"While we are really getting behind the event, this is something that other SES agencies around Australia will also be doing to honour their members, so it'll be quite the nationwide spectacle," she said.
"I also really want to thank those from outside our agency who have thrown their support behind this. It really shows our volunteers just how much the community appreciate their hard work."
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