COVID-19 Update: More Ways RRT is Supporting Families in Need

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RRT Supports COVID-19 Crisis with Food Boxes

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) have stepped in to support people affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by donating RRT’s signature Food Boxes to people in self-isolation. 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, drought or a global pandemic, we see a need and find a way to support.

The RRT Food Boxes were originally designed in Australia to support families and young ones who have been affected by domestic violence. RRT saw a need a couple of weeks ago to provide these Food Boxes to those who are self-isolated for COVID-19. The Food Boxes, which are filled with non-perishable, long-life food, act as an emergency food bank, providing vital access to necessities whilst in isolation.

RRT Responds To A Train Collision in Headingley, Manitoba

On Monday, August 28, a very serious collision including a pickup truck and freight train in Headingley, Manitoba, resulted in the fatality of two seniors riding in the truck. The Rapid Relief Team from Stonewall, Winnipeg and Woodlands area, got involved to assist in feeding the emergency crews on the scene.

RRT served coffee, pizza and subs to those working through the night to clean up the crash. Many of the first responders recognized RRT from previous events, and were very grateful for the support shown that night.

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Rapid Relief Team Ottawa River Flooding Relief Efforts 2019

Severe flooding of the Ottawa River began around April 19, 2019, when snow melt and rain increased river levels. This was a prolonged crisis that will go down in history!

The Rapid Relief Team deployed one of their Mobile Support Units into Montreal, Quebec as soon as the crisis was declared.

Within two weeks, the RRT served a total of 3,545 meals in over 2 Canadian Provinces including the sandbagging station in Île Bizard and Canadian Task Force in Ottawa Ontario.

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Key Statistics

  • Meals

    1770482312
  • Volunteers

    19722715
  • Man Hours

    754105780
  • Events

    131813

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Thank you for joining RRT this year at the annual Coldest Night of the Year Event in St. Catharines, Ontario on February 22nd. This event has raised a staggering $140,000 to benefit the Start Me Up Niagara Outreach Centre. This wonderful organization is open 365 days a year, serving persons in Niagara who are experiencing difficult times.

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3 months ago

Wednesday afternoon the Rapid Relief Team handed out 207 cups of hot chocolate to Winnipeggers on the busy streets of downtown Winnipeg. With temperatures averaging -21°C, the hot beverage was more than appreciated for the short time it remained hot.

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3 months ago

RRT reached new heights in 2019, achieving above and beyond to support people in need right across the globe. As we dive straight into 2020, we're thrilled to share a short snippet of all we achieved together last year and some of our 2019 highlights. #RRT ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

For so many families across North America, the Holidays are just another day without food. Without the help of meal initiatives, the wonderful taste of a holiday dinner wouldn’t be possible for so many less fortunate families.

Despite the bitter cold, RRT Winnipeg set up a tent out front Agape Table around 10am this morning, and handed out Holiday Meal Totes. Each tote included all the fixings to make a traditional Holiday Meal for a family of six. RRT was delighted to be able to make a difference for these families and continue to spread Holiday Joy!

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