With saddened hearts, the volunteers of the Rapid Relief Team extend out many thoughts for the families and friends of those lost in the recent fatal fire that broke out in Wellington Capital City of New Zealand.

Firefighters found the fire on the top floor of the building well-involved when they arrived.

On Tuesday morning 16th May, New Zealand woke to news of one of New Zealand’s worst fires, after an inferno at Wellington’s Loafers Lodge.

From the early hours in the morning, dozens of firefighters were woken from their sleep and called to action in bid to save lives and bring a deadly fire under control. This was an extremely challenging situation for our firefighters and emergency personnel, with many putting their own lives at risk to save as many lives as possible.

Volunteers from the Rapid Relief team in Wellington were compelled to offer their support to emergency teams by providing quality food and refreshments and provide tangible support to those affected. Volunteers quickly purchased grocery supplies, collected equipment and over 15 volunteers gave up their time to help.

RRT sets up to provide meals to Emergency Services

Regional Team Leader, Ryan Power said that RRT volunteers are driven by care and compassion.

“As part of the local community, we are always happy to find a need and step in where we can.”

“While our contribution is small, we hope it went a small way to providing some practical support to those on the frontline.”

Our team was fully mobilized and serving hot meals within 4 hours of hearing about the news that morning.  Throughout the morning, RRT provided over 60 bacon and egg breakfast burgers along with hot drinks, water and energy drinks to exhausted fire fighters and emergency personnel.


RRT is greatly humbled to support frontline heroes as they work tirelessly to overcome the situations at hand.

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