RRT volunteers in Germany have come to the aid of people impacted by a ‘once-in-a-generation flood’ as record rainfall swept across Western Europe, bursting riverbanks and taking the lives of more than 100 people in Germany and Belgium.
Serving more than 5,000 hot meals in just 72 hours, 102 RRT volunteers worked around the clock to help fuel emergency services responding to the disaster and bring relief to people displaced as flood waters wreaked havoc across communities.
RRT General Manager for Europe, Alfred Brusius, says RRT volunteers were pleased to do their small bit to help people impacted by this devastating disaster.
“In my whole life, I have never seen a disaster quite like this, and we know that disasters of this scale take months, if not years to recover from.”
“I am humbled that RRT was able to step in and provide support when and where we were needed most, and we remain committed to supporting emergency services through RRT Frontline Snack Packs and people displaced through the RRT Food Box initiative as recovery efforts begin.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted by this disaster,” Alfred said.
As members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, RRT volunteers are guided by the Christian principles of care and compassion and will continue providing assistance as the communities begin to rebuild from this crisis.