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Cornerstone Elementary Class Helps Tornado Survivors by Selling Homemade Crafts (4/20/22)

The elementary school students at Cornerstone Connections in Round Rock, Texas, dedicated their spring outreach project this year to help survivors of the Central Texas Tornadoes. Lexa Jack tasked her class of kindergarteners and first and second graders to create and market their own products to be sold at a craft fair.

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Salado MARC Press Release (4/19/22)

Trained volunteers from the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will head to Salado later this week to participate in a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for tornado survivors. The MARC serves as a “one-stop-shop” of agencies and organizations offering services for those who were impacted by last week’s tornadoes. ADRN volunteers will meet with survivors to offer emergency financial assistance as well as emotional and spiritual care as they process what they’ve just gone through.

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Bell County Tornado- Press Release (4/13/22)

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will channel resources through its Central Texas Tornadoes Relief Fund to support those impacted by last night’s tornado near Salado. ADRN leaders are in contact with local officials and organizations in Bell County to assess the damage and find out what the residents need, but they already know that several homes have been completely destroyed.

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Damage Assessments- Press Release (3/31/22)

The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) estimates that residents impacted by the Central Texas Tornadoes will need at least $2,000,000 in financial support to rebuild and recover from the devastating storms. ADRN Volunteers have met with nearly 300 families so far to assess emergency and long-term needs. They will meet with more people impacted by the tornadoes in the Elgin and Bastrop County area next week at a Survivor Intake Center, and they continue to hear from residents through the ADRN Disaster Survivor Hotline. ADRN has distributed about $65,000 in emergency funds already, but tornado survivors will need a lot more help to repair and rebuild their homes.

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Intake Center- Press Release (3/28/22)

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will open a two-day survivor intake center in Elgin next week to offer relief to those impacted by the outbreak of tornadoes on March 21, 2022. While ADRN leaders select a location for the center, volunteers prepare to bring emergency supplies and funds in the form of gift cards as well as teams to meet with survivors and help them take their first steps towards recovery.

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Serve Saturday- Press Release (3/25/22)

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) churches will gather teams for a “Serve Saturday” tomorrow to help residents clean up after this week’s tornadoes. ADRN volunteers, church members, and community members will gather at the Success High School (500 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664) to organize into teams and then fan out into impacted communities. Teams will help clear away fallen trees and debris from damaged houses to help homeowners recover from the outbreak of tornadoes that devastated local communities.

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Central Texas Tornadoes UPDATE- Press Release (3/24/22)

Several Austin Disaster Relief Network churches are calling on their members and the community to help local residents in the wake of this week’s tornadoes. Volunteer teams will fan out across Jarrell, Elgin, Granger, Round Rock, and other communities to help homeowners clean up debris and fallen trees in the coming days.

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Direct Survivor Assistance- Press Release (3/22/22)

As Central Texas residents assess the damage done by yesterday’s outbreak of tornadoes, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will begin offering direct assistance to survivors this week. ADRN leaders say the first order of business is getting essential supplies into the hands of those who’ve lost everything to the storms. The nonprofit organization asks Greater Austin residents to assemble and donate Survivor Care Kits for their neighbors in need.

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Central Texas Tornadoes 2022- Press Release (3/21/22)

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) has opened the Central Texas Tornadoes Relief Fund to help residents impacted by the outbreak of tornadoes this afternoon. As storms moved through the Greater Austin area, several twisters touched down destroying homes and other structures across Williamson County, Bastrop County, and other communities. Even as the damage assessment has just begun, ADRN launched the fund to support emergency needs as well as the long-term rebuilding effort that lies ahead.

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Assistance for Eastland Complex Fire 2022- Press Release (3/19/22)

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will deliver hygiene kits and emergency funds in the form of gift cards to wildfire survivors in Eastland, Texas today. The Eastland Complex Fire continues to rage in the area, burning more than 45,000 acres so far. ADRN leaders are in close coordination with the United Rescue Alliance to distribute items to families who’ve lost their homes or have been displaced by evacuation orders.

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Eastland Complex Fire 2022- Press Release (3/18/22)

The Austin Disaster Relief Network is currently monitoring four different wildfires in Eastland County that have merged to form what the Texas A&M Forest Service refers to as the Eastland Complex. As of Friday morning, the blaze scorched almost 40,0000 acres and continues to burn at only two percent containment. Gusty winds and low humidity have fueled the rapidly spreading wildfire and forced hundreds in Eastland County to evacuate their homes and businesses.

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Winter Weather 2022- Press Release (1/7/22)

With ice covering the streets in Central Texas and sub freezing temperatures expected until Saturday, the Austin Disaster Relief Network is working with city and county officials to keep local residents safe and warm. ADRN’s trained and badged volunteers stand ready to support city efforts to transport people to local shelters, as well as help with other needs arising from the winter weather.

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Northgate Apartment Fire 2022- Press Release (1/7/22)

The Austin Disaster Relief Network goes into action today to help care for residents of the Ventura Apartment Complex after they’ve been displaced from their homes. The early morning fires on Northgate Blvd. left four people I the hospital and forced the entire complex to evacuate. With most, not all, of the 40 units damaged by flames, smoke, and water, ADRN is coordinating their response with the Central Texas Red Cross to take care of the residents’ needs in the short- and long-term.

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Heartland Tornadoes 2021 - Press Release (12/12/21)

The Austin Disaster Relief Network calls on Greater Austin Area residents to donate supplies and resources for Heartland communities devastated by tornadoes over the weekend. Recovery efforts have only just begun in the region, and thousands of residents have lost their homes. ADRN announced tonight that they will collect essential items in Survivor Care Kits and raise funds to send to impacted areas over the coming weeks.

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ADRN HIGHLIGHTS

Executive Director Daniel Geraci Interviewed on "Exploring the Prophetic" with Shawn Bolz

ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci joins Shawn Bolz on "Exploring the Prophetic" podcast. Tune in for stories about how Daniel and ADRN's leadership hear from God before disasters strike, incredible God moments, and the power of prayer when anticipating disaster. Find the full interview wherever you get your podcasts, or click below to listen!

Listen (iTunes)-Exploring the Prophetic with Daniel Geraci-Season 3, Ep. 19

 

Austin360 by The Austin American Statesman tells ADRN’s Story

The Austin American Statesman shares the history of ADRN and how the network grew from one clear idea, ten years ago.

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