THIS year will be remembered for years to come as the world grappled with COVID-19 and Australia fought through one of the worst droughts in living memory and a fire season like no other.
Lives have been changed for ever and we have all had to adapt to new ways.
As the year draws to a close, we reflect on all that has transpired over the course of 12 months as we feel compassion for those who lost loved ones and those who did it tough to keep a meal on the table.
The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) rallied on a global scale to support those in need offering catering services to the emergency service personnel, hygiene kits to the nursing and hospital staff, blankets during winter for the vulnerable and food boxes to fill a void in households, including those who were self-isolating and faced with financial pressures due to COVID-19.
RRT Leeton volunteers have worked closely throughout 2020 to deliver hope and joy to the local community through the Leeton Community Op Shop, Leeton Connects with Kindness, St Vincent De Paul, Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council and the local schools.
RRT Leeton have catered to several local events donating 500 cooked meals and drinks, along with blankets, cookie the kookaburra plush toys, food boxes and $2000 to the food van organised by the Leeton Community Op Shop.
This coming Saturday RRT is looking forward to supporting Ngumbaay Leeton at Gossamer Park with a barbecue lunch and drinks where elves and workers are having a Christmas get together between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
There will be a merry-go-round and a water slide to enjoy. RRT takes this opportunity to wish the community a well-deserved, happy and safe holiday over the festive season.
We look forward to further supporting the Leeton community in 2021.