Media release: MP thanks local volunteers

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This week is National Volunteer Week and Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips has thanked all the volunteers across the South Coast for their efforts protecting and supporting our community, particularly in what has been one of our toughest years.

“This year has shown more than ever how valuable our volunteers are – you were there for our community in our time of need and we are so very grateful to each and every one of you,” Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips said.

The South Coast has faced a triple threat of disasters this year from bushfires to floods to coronavirus, all on the back of years of relentless drought. But Fiona Phillips said what has shone through more than anything is the amazing community spirit and resilience local people have shown by banding together and being there for one another.

From those on the front line fighting the fires, to the countless people preparing meals, caring for animals, delivering goods, collecting essential items, or even just being a shoulder to lean on. Our volunteers really have changed communities and changed lives.  

“I am giving a big wave of appreciation to all our local volunteers for all you have done this year and always,” Fiona Phillips said.

“Thank you from everyone in the South Coast community,” she said.