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Montreal RRT Helps and Prevents Flooding

Spring time in Montreal normally comes with a mixture of light showers and beautiful sunny days that wash away the winter snow and bring joy to the population that has been held in the grip of the harsh Canadian winter. Unfortunately, this spring has come with about double the normal rainfall and fast melting of […]

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Galt RRT Helps at the Cambridge Coldest Night of the Year

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Galt RRT members were privileged to assist in the Cambridge “Coldest Night of the Year”.  This is a family-friendly walk that is held annually to raise funds and awareness for the less fortunate citizens. This year they went beyond their goal and raised over $4,000,000 in funds for the […]

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Vancouver And Abbotsford RRT Hydrates The Community

On September 16, RRT set up a tent, some tables and buckets of water bottles in a field close to a public walkway in downtown Vancouver. Soaring temperatures raced across the province of BC this summer, setting records and driving thousands of people from all over to lakes, pools and beaches. This year, the months […]

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Oxbow RRT Hosts a Barbecue to Raise Funds for the STARS Organization Sept 23, 2017

On Saturday, September 23, Rapid Relief Team (RRT) volunteers hosted a barbecue in Oxbow to raise funds and show support for STARS an amazing organization. STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, and is notably recognized throughout the rural communities of Western Canada. With STARS, people living in rural […]

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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

Happy 1st Birthday Cookie! 11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands of events all over […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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Cookie, RRT’s furry mascot has turned 1!

Happy 1st Birthday Cookie! 11th of May marked Cookie the Kookaburra’s first birthday! On Cookie’s debut as RRT’s global mascot, he set out to be a supportive, compassionate, community friend who always seeks to win the hearts and minds of our communities. Over the past year, Cookie has ‘flown in’ to hundreds if not thousands […]

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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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RRT Supports Earthquake in Le Teil

The Rapid Relief Team in France were called into action on Tuesday 12 November 2019 after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the French town of Le Teil. The team served 1,000 meals to those affected by the earthquake, thanks to the incredible efforts of 52 volunteers. “I had not heard about this organisation before – […]

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DE – RRT Gummersbach unterstützt bei der Anschaffung eines Gravity Chairs

Am Freitag den 12.06.2020 durfte RRT Frau Willmund und Sohn Paul einen Scheck über 120 Euro für die Anschaffung eines Gravity Chairs überreichen.Durch Jensläufe auf die Not von Paul aufmerksam geworden, entschloss sich RRT schnell, auch einen Beitrag zu den Kosten zu leisten. Zu Hause in Engelskirchen bei den Willmunds konnten wir uns ein Bild von der intensiven und liebevollen Betreuung Pauls durch seine Mutter […]

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RRT June Newswire
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RRT’s June Newswire!

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and its volunteers continue to step up to the challenge to bring comfort and relief during this time to those impacted by COVID-19. But the global pandemic hasn’t stopped our volunteers from stepping in to serve emergency services responding to disasters.  Watch our June edition of the Newswire below to see […]

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