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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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Bushfire Relief Reached New Heights

RRT volunteers worked harder than ever before throughout Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season which took the lives of 34 people, burnt 46 million acres of land and destroyed nearly 3,000 homes. During the constant devastation and loss, emergency services and people affected by the bushfires were met with a smile and served quality food and refreshments, […]

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RRT Helps Burnie Do It’s Bit

Well, you know the burgers are good when the same person comes through 3 times! On an ironically rainy February day in Burnie, 14 RRT volunteers set out to support“Burnie’s Bit,” an initiative set on by a local councillor and the Salvation Army to raise funds to support the bush fire relief interstate. The event […]

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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 […]

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RRT brings Christmas cheer to farmers doing it tough

Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has wrapped up the Operation Christmas Dinner campaign after gifting 750 farming families a $250 cash card, totalling $187,000, to drought-affected families.  Farmers and their families gathered at local schools in rural NSW and QLD for a $250 cash card, coffee and Krispy Kremes to ensure farming families could afford Christmas dinner, after this year’s drought left […]

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