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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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RRT Support Rock Solid Youth in Dunedin

The Rapid Relief Team in Dunedin were involved in supporting Rock Solid Youth Aotearoa on 30th October 2019. Rock Solid is about empowering youth and building resilience, they have been providing positive youth mentoring and youth development programmes to families in southern Dunedin since 2002. RRT provides those attending the group with a BBQ meal […]

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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 Supports COVID-19 Crisis

Rapid Relief Team volunteer, Lester Sharples, recently spoke with ABC to share the relief efforts RRT have been providing to people in self-isolation for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   Lending a helping hand to people in crisis is at the heart of what we do at RRT, whether it is for people affected by fire, […]

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Liverpool RRT Support The Whitechapel Centre

The team from Liverpool RRT came to the rescue to help support a fundraising event for The Whitechapel Centre of Liverpool, after the original venue hosts pulled out last minute. RRT provided breakfast for 100 participants, while Liverpool PBCC also stepped in to donate the hire of a toilet trailer for the day. The fundraiser […]

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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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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 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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