On Saturday, June 1st, RRT Stonewall had the opportunity to assist the local hospital get much closer to meeting their fundraising target for new medical equipment. Stonewall is a town in Manitoba, Canada, with a population of less than 5,000, so The Stonewall Hospital Staff were grateful when RRT stepped in to support their Fundraising Campaign. The goal was to raise enough funds to purchase two new electric stretchers for their ambulances. The specialized equipment would improve patient comfort, and reduce workplace injuries for those transporting the patients.
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.
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. The RRT were only too glad to provide some relief to the hard-working military personnel and community volunteers, who were laboring every day to prepare sandbags and other supplies in Quebec and Ontario.
Within two weeks, the RRT had 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.