NEWS AND EVENTS

BRETHREN AT HEART OF WA COMMUNITY

It takes all sorts to make a community as ABC News journalist Samille Mitchell discovered, in her story about the township of Dalwallinu in WA: 'Exclusive Brethren, migrants and farmers the unusual social mix that has this little WA town thriving'. While Dalwallinu is...

RRT AIR LIFTS HAY BALES TO FLOOD HIT FARMERS

After devastating floods hit Lismore on the Far North Coast of NSW a second time in a month, Rapid Relief Team responded to local calls for support supplying 1,628 hay bales for farmers in need recently. The A-grade, tested, lucerne hay was distributed to more than...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM RESPOND TO FLOOD CRISIS

More than one hundred Rapid Relief Team volunteers have worked around the clock helping communities along Australia’s east coast fight and then recover from devastating floods. From Western Sydney to Maryborough, the North Coast of NSW to the Hawkesbury and Southern...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM THANK NEWCASTLE AMBULANCE STAFF

Local volunteers from the Newcastle Rapid Relief Team (RRT) joined forces with Fortem Australia to thank NSW Ambulance staff for all their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a small token of appreciation, RRT volunteers dished up more than 200 hot meals, along...

RRT DONATING 100,000 NUTRITIONAL BARS

Brethren charity, The Rapid Relief Team (RRT), is donating 100,000 nutritional ‘Smarrt Cookie’ bars to schools and students in need this year. It follows a successful trial program to more than 80 schools around Australia in 2021. Designed to complement existing...

BRETHREN CHARITY FOODBOXES GET NEAR PERFECT SCORE

The Rapid Relief Team’s Food Box initiative has received a near perfect score – with 96 per cent of recipients, including prominent community and charitable organisations, giving it the thumbs up. Aussie charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), works with a variety of...

ONESCHOOL GLOBAL STUDENT TOPS STUDIES

A OneSchool Global student has topped the Advanced Financial Services Examination in this year’s Higher School Certificate (HSC). 17-year-old Jarrod Davis said he was happy with the result but was typically humble in his response, instead wanting to focus on the...

RAPID RELIEF TEAM FUELS FIRIES IN VICTORIAN GRASSFIRE FIGHT

Local volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) responded to calls for support in Western Victoria recently after an out-of-control grassfire took off. The grassfire tore through hectares of pasture in January, but local firefighters raced against the clock to...
RAPID RELIEF TEAM SUPPORTS MARYBOROUGH FLOOD RESPONSE

RAPID RELIEF TEAM SUPPORTS MARYBOROUGH FLOOD RESPONSE

Queensland volunteers from Brethren charity Rapid Relief Team (RRT) swung into action on Saturday as floods approached the regional centre of Maryborough. RRT’s brand new ‘Rapid Sand Bagger’ was deployed for the first time, churning out more than 6,000 sandbags to...

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RRT DONATE 50 CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES TO FAMILIES IN NEED

RRT DONATE 50 CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES TO FAMILIES IN NEED

Working with Kyneton Community House, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) donated 50 Christmas Food Boxes to Kyneton families who are doing it tough this Christmas. The Christmas Food Boxes contain a variety of non-perishable goods, and one box can last a family of four up to...

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CHARITY RRT PROVIDE CHRISTMAS CHEER TO HEALTH WORKERS

CHARITY RRT PROVIDE CHRISTMAS CHEER TO HEALTH WORKERS

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) recently brought some Christmas Cheer to our hardworking health workers in Western Australia. The Brethren charity donated 3,000 Comfort Snack Packs to 35 hubs under the Child and Adolescent Health Service, including the Perth Children’s...

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BRETHREN CHARITY RRT HELP QLD FLOOD RECOVERY

BRETHREN CHARITY RRT HELP QLD FLOOD RECOVERY

Southern Queensland has been hit by severe flooding recently and Brethren charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) were humbled to be able to help with catering and clean up. Local volunteers from RRT assisted with the recovery at Inglewood, in the Southern Downs region...

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RRT HELP OUT AT REACTIVE MULCH FIRE

RRT HELP OUT AT REACTIVE MULCH FIRE

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) provided support at one of the more unusual emergency call-outs they have attended in recent times: A mulch fire, in Oldbury, WA. The smouldering fire took some time to dampen – and the RRT were on-hand to support the Department of...

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BRETHREN CHARITY SUPPORT EMERGENCY SERVICES IN FLOOD FIGHT

BRETHREN CHARITY SUPPORT EMERGENCY SERVICES IN FLOOD FIGHT

Local volunteers from Brethren charity The Rapid Relief Team are providing catering support to emergency services teams fighting flooding in regional NSW. The Hunter Valley region of NSW has experienced record rainfalls and major flooding. RRT volunteers have set up...

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RRT SUPPORTS COVID-19 HEALTHCARE WORKERS

RRT SUPPORTS COVID-19 HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Local volunteers from Brethren charity, The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) in Castlemaine donated 100 Comfort Snack Packs to healthcare workers at the Castlemaine COVID-19 testing clinic recently. The Comfort Snack Packs contain a number of tasty goodies, including nutrition...

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COP26 POLICE EFFORT SUPPORTED BY BRETHREN CHARITY

COP26 POLICE EFFORT SUPPORTED BY BRETHREN CHARITY

Brethren Charity, The Rapid Relief Team, provided support to the incredible Police effort at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland recently. With leaders from around the world gathering to help tackle climate change at the UN’s Climate Change Conference – a Police operation of...

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