The Rapid Relief Team Australia (RRT) joins local rural communities across Western NSW in celebrating the arrival of some much-needed rain this week.

RRT is made up of volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and have been lending a helping hand to drought-stricken communities across country New South Wales.

We’ve seen first-hand the devastating effects of the drought on farmers, livestock and the local community, so know how much this rainfall means to the farmers.

So far, as part of this year’s RRT’s ongoing Operation Drought Relief (ODR), Brethren volunteers have delivered 150 tonnes of high fibre pellets, feeding some 15,000 livestock for a week to towns across NSW including Tullamore, Nymagee and Condobolin.

Our next ODR Farmers Community Connect will be held in Narrabri on November 22.

We’ve also held BBQ’s to bring together the local community in these tough times, and to support the hard-working firefighters battling the heat and fires.

It is part of our Plymouth Brethren values to help those in the community having a hard time, and this drought has definitely taken a huge toll on farming families.

Whilst we know it won’t solve the drought crisis, we do know a bit of rain will go a long way in providing some respite for farmers and their families in need.

And here’s hoping that more rain will follow.

Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to