A brand-new initiative is providing Grenfell residents a way to recognise and thank their local emergency services workers and volunteers.
Find My Hero Australia will provide a platform online for people from around the country to share their message of thanks, ask the community for help and get the message to the right person or unit.
Emergency Services Health CEO, Michael Oertel says giving and receiving thanks has positive impacts.
“We’ve already seen people be reconnected with their heroes and it’s been valuable experience for all involved.” says Mr Oertel.
Emergency responders are there at our most desperate times, but it’s often not possible for the people they serve to share their appreciation and thanks in these situations where time and urgency is vital.
To find a local hero, or help someone else find theirs, visit the Find my Hero Australia Facebook page at Facebook.com/FindmyHeroAU and use the hashtag #FindmyHeroAU with your story or message of thanks.