Oakleigh SES (Glen Eira SES) thanks Ritchies for their support!
The volunteer members of the Oakleigh State Emergency Service Unit are currently raising funds to assist with the purchase a new vehicle, to replace an existing and ageing Rescue unit. The new vehicle will be fitted out with equipment enabling the volunteer members to increase their capacity to respond to storm and flood damage events in the Glen Eira community
Funds raised by the Ritchies Community Benefit Scheme will be utilised to assist with the purchase of the new vehicle for the Oakleigh Unit.
The Oakleigh Unit responds to incidents and calls for assistance within the City of Glen Eira municipality, with the unit headquarters located in East Bentleigh. In addition, the Oakleigh Unit also assists other areas throughout Victoria and interstate as required. Oakleigh Unit provided support crews to the Black Saturday fire effected areas (2009), deployed crews to assist other areas with the recent storms (2010) and has sent relief crews to interstate storm events in recent years.
The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer based organisation responding to emergencies and working to ensure the safety of communities around Victoria 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
VICSES is the lead agency when responding to floods, storms and earthquakes and operates the largest network of road rescue in Australia. VICSES also provides assistance to other emergency services such as Victoria Police and to municipal councils in planning and auditing their emergency management plans.
If you would like to help the volunteers of Oakleigh SES, you can nominate them to receive a donation through Ritchies Community Benefit Program.
Their CB number is: 81750