The local Kalamunda chapter of charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), is the grateful recipient of a new cooler trailer thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

The RRT were successful in its application to purchase a cool room trailer, which allows it to transport food and refreshments to emergency situations, community events and those facing crisis.

The trailer will help the team deploy quickly to areas of need right around Perth and Western Australia.

The Rapid Relief Team regularly deploys to natural disaster zones providing catering support to emergency services workers and residents displaced by fire, flood or storms.

Brethren charity RRT were the grateful recipients of a new cooler trailer through the Federal Government's community grant scheme

RRT were the grateful recipients of a new cooler trailer to help with deploying to emergency & charity events.

The WA RRT team has been busy in recent weeks supporting emergency services workers at a fire in Oldbury, delivering comfort packs to health workers across Perth as well as local community events including a charity lunch by Heart Kids Australia.

The team were also on standby to provide catering support to locals and emergency services workers at the recent Margaret River bushfires.

The trailer will prove a significant help.

In times of crisis, it’s amazing the power a good, hot meal and refreshments can have to the morale community members displaced by natural disasters and first responders.

The cooler trailer allows the transport of perishable goods to emergencies and community events – and cater to hundreds of locals and frontline emergency workers.

Earlier this year, members of the Kalamunda team deployed to Kalbarri, in mid-west WA, after it was hit by Tropical Cyclone Seroja, delivering food and relief to families that lost their homes.

The Rapid Relief Team is made up of volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.

In 2021, RRT provided the following assistance across Australia:

    • 311 events supported
    • 11,812 volunteer hours
    • 40,246 meals served
    • 8,975 RRT Food Boxes donated
    • 541 tonnes of livestock pellets donated to drought affected farmers
    • 1,300 bales of hay donated to flood affected farmers
3000 comfort snack packs being delivered to WA health workers by Brethren charity volunteers from RRT

Volunteers from Brethren charity RRT donated 3000 comfort snack packs.