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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

Happy 1st Birthday Cookie! 11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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RRT’s April Newswire!

It has been a tough start to 2020, and as COVID-19 transforms the way people live across the globe, RRT has transformed too, adapting our benevolent services to support people in need during this crisis.  Watch our April edition of the Newswire below to see what we’ve been doing across the globe to support people […]

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RRT NZ & Eeny Meeny School Stationery Program

Many New Zealand schools and families cannot afford basic stationery for their children to learn at school, which is essential in preparing them for their future. This year RRT NZ has worked together with Eeny Meeny to provide the essential stationery items for children in need. Manurewa West Primary school in Auckland is an example […]

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NZ – RRT assists firie’s battling Hawkes Bay blaze

The Rapid Relief Team of Hastings were only too pleased to help out the hard-working firefighters by providing meals over two days, starting from breakfast Wednesday morning through to Dinner Thursday evening. Seven “long duration” fires had started in the region since Friday 31st January. Volunteers and professional firefighters from Waipukurau, Waipawa and Hastings were […]

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RRT ACROSS THE GLOBE IN 2019

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) reached new heights in 2019, achieving above and beyond to support people in need right across the globe. New initiatives were launched, targets were met and we welcomed more countries to our widespread team. Together RRT volunteer teams across the globe served 327,266 meals at 1,649 events! This has set a new […]

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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

Happy 1st Birthday Cookie! 11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands of events all over […]

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RRT Food Box Graphic
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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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RRT Supports Earthquake in Le Teil

The Rapid Relief Team in France were called into action on Tuesday 12 November 2019 after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the French town of Le Teil. The team served 1,000 meals to those affected by the earthquake, thanks to the incredible efforts of 52 volunteers. “I had not heard about this organisation before – […]

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DE – RRT Gummersbach unterstützt bei der Anschaffung eines Gravity Chairs

Am Freitag den 12.06.2020 durfte RRT Frau Willmund und Sohn Paul einen Scheck über 120 Euro für die Anschaffung eines Gravity Chairs überreichen.Durch Jensläufe auf die Not von Paul aufmerksam geworden, entschloss sich RRT schnell, auch einen Beitrag zu den Kosten zu leisten. Zu Hause in Engelskirchen bei den Willmunds konnten wir uns ein Bild von der intensiven und liebevollen Betreuung Pauls durch seine Mutter […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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RRT Provides Food Boxes To Those Affected By COVID-19

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) have stepped in to support those affected by the recent Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by establishing emergency food-banks through their existing Food Box initiative for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. • Front-Line Healthcare Workers • Student Food Insecurity • Individuals and Families who are in Self Isolation • […]

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RRT June Newswire
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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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