We are here to serve

1,530,617

meals served face-to-face across the globe

In addition to the numbers above, RRT volunteers have donated millions of meals and counting through our iconic Food Box initiative. RRT displays care and compassion to people in crisis, providing free catering assistance and tangible support to emergency services, government and charitable organisations. Our team of volunteers are mobilised across the globe to serve where and when it is needed most.

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Our volunteers

14,500

people that care

Everyday in some small way, RRT volunteers lend a helping hand to people in need. Established in 2013 by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), RRT is inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving, and is a way for our community to put our faith into action.

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Our reach

16

countries

We deliver help and hope to people across the globe with teams in Australia, the United Kingdom, North & South America, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand and throughout Europe including Poland and Ukraine. Together we are Brethren.

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New Zealand Who We Support

Emergency & Disaster Relief

When natural disasters unfold, you can count on the Rapid Relief Team to be on the front line serving emergency service personnel with quality food and refreshments, and providing tangible support to those in need.
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Homelessness, Poverty & Hardship

RRT has a heart for the homeless, and supports homeless missions across the globe by serving meals and donating blankets and other essential items.
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Youth

RRT volunteers help bring joy into the life of disadvantaged youth by supporting youth-focused charities that empower young people to grow beyond adversities.
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Health & Disability

When it comes to health and disability, RRT steps in to support government and charitable organisations that raise vital funds and awareness for related causes.
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Community | Compassion | Support

Help us make a difference

Contribute through monthly or one-off donations and support the Rapid Relief Team’s work across New Zealand

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We have the first of a series of Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events taking place...

Yesterday and today the will challenge will take place at Camp Wainui, Lower Hutt, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation!

Rapid Relief Team NZ is serving hot sausages in bread 🌭 for the hungry kids attending. πŸ€—
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We have the first of a series of Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge events taking place...Yesterday and today the will challenge will take place at Camp Wainui, Lower Hutt, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation!Rapid Relief Team NZ is serving hot sausages in bread 🌭 for the hungry kids attending. πŸ€—

Cyclone recovery - fences going up at last! 🀩 πŸ‘

50 kind πŸ˜‡ fencers donated their time and gear to rebuild kms of fencing destroyed during the recent cyclone for affected Hawkes Bay rural properties late last week. Rapid Relief Team NZ provided a BBQ lunch for the fencing working bee.

This action was made possible through the generous support of the FCANZ - Fencing Contractors New Zealand Fencing Contractors Association!

See; bit.ly/4249BZu

#rrt #rrtcares #rapidreliefteam #rapidreliefteamnz #compassioninaction #givebacktothecommunity #pbcc
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Cyclone recovery - fences going up at last!  🀩 πŸ‘50 kind πŸ˜‡ fencers donated their time and gear to rebuild kms of fencing destroyed during the recent cyclone for affected Hawkes Bay rural properties late last week.  Rapid Relief Team NZ provided a BBQ lunch for the fencing working bee.This action was made possible through the generous support of the FCANZ - Fencing Contractors New Zealand Fencing Contractors Association!See; https://bit.ly/4249BZu#rrt #rrtcares #rapidreliefteam #rapidreliefteamnz #compassioninaction #givebacktothecommunity #pbccImage attachmentImage attachment

Celebrating our nurses from Hāwera Hospital Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand in the small rural town of Hāwera! 🏘️ 🏞️

As part of the recent International Nurses Day, Rapid Relief Team NZ has provided free lunch events for hospitals around New Zealand including some rural areas of New Zealand. πŸ₯ πŸ”

We thank these nurses for what they do and the valuable services of the hospital for the community of Hāwera, and the wider Taranaki area. 🀝 πŸ‘
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A week in reflection...

One week ago today we awoke to the news of the terrible Loafers Lodge fire.

Our heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and special sympathies to those who are still waiting for news of their missing loved ones, πŸ˜₯ πŸ™ and, our praise to the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, and rescue services 🀝
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