Rapid Relief Team continues to feed airport workers across the country

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the end of the government shutdown, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) will continue a national campaign to provide free meals to Federal Transport Security Administration (TSA) employees right across the United States.

While workers wait for their paychecks to arrive, the RRT continues to provide thousands of hot meals to TSA employees at more than twenty-five major airports across the country.

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More than 4,000 free meals in total will be served by RRT volunteers over the course of the next week at major airports including LAX, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, Indianapolis, Newark, San Antonio, Seattle, Columbus, Knoxville, Omaha, North Dakota, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Oakland, Des Moines, Detroit, Pembina, Council Bluffs, Westfield, Manchester, Omaha, Redwood Falls, Kalispell, Portland, Rochester, and Cleveland.

The RRT, an initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services during a range of charitable events and emergencies.

Earl Gracey from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said the RRT is always looking for opportunities to support to those in need.

"First and foremost, we are Christians, and lending a helping hand to those in need is at the core of what we do," he said.

"The meals are a modest gesture to show our support for those who are working without pay - at least they don't have to worry about lunch.

"The news of the government shutdown ending was a welcome relief - however, it is our understanding it could be up to a week before these workers will receive their pay.

"So, the RRT will continue to serve these workers - and we genuinely hope the meals we serve will help ease the burden in the smallest way.

"The RRT will continue to work closely with the TSA, and where possible, will further our efforts to feed workers at airports across the United States," said Mr. Gracey.

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 https://www.rapidreliefteam.org/

Media enquiries: Earl Gracey (206-305-8125) earl.gracey@us-rapidreliefteam.org A media spokesperson is available.

About the Rapid Relief Team (RRT)

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church established the RRT in 2013 to express the Church's principles of care and compassion. The RRT is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services at a range of charitable events and emergencies.

The RRT has consistently demonstrated its ongoing commitment to support Health and Disability causes. In 2017 alone, the RRT deployed 22 volunteers to support charities within this sector and served more than 4,300 meals at charitable events.

Globally, the RRT has over 8,000 volunteers and operates in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, the United States, Canada and Germany.

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