Our Vision / Mission

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The Organization

Mobilizing the Body of Christ in Times of Disaster

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of nearly 200 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.

Sponsoring Families

ADRN’s primary goal is to serve Christ by sponsoring families affected by disaster through their Disaster Relief Shepherd program. Responding to offer relief following crisis, ADRN provides survivors with immediate financial assistance, emergency housing and transportation, emotional and spiritual care and connects families with vital resources to help rebuild their lives and their homes. Click here to read more on HOW WE CAN HELP >

Since 2009, Austin Disaster Relief Network has brought emotional, physical and spiritual relief to more than 43,000 survivors assisted, sponsored over 3,150 families, and given an estimated $16 million in disaster relief funds.

View our video: "THE ADRN STORY: 10 Years of Transforming Lives"


ADRN's Vision and Mission


To glorify Christ by equipping, empowering, and mobilizing the Church of Greater Austin to shepherd those affected by disaster and meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Luke 10:25-37, Ephesians 4:12-16


To be an active, empowered, Life-Sustaining Church Network™, bringing hope into crisis through the transforming power of Jesus Christ to every life and community that we serve. Revelation 19:7


Core Values

  • We are Christian. Everything we think, say or do is as Christians and for the sake of Christ and the expanding of His Kingdom.
  • We believe prayer and His presence working through us is vital in all we do.
  • We believe a combination of emotional, physical and spiritual assistance is required in the event of a disaster.
  • We seek to dwell in unity for the sake of Christ (Psalm 133).
  • We place a high value on every person we assist because we believe Christ died for them (Luke 10:25-37).
  • We believe integrity, trust and building Christ-like relationships are foundational in who we are and what we do.
  • We value transformation in the lives of people we serve.
  • We value the spirit of excellence.


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Deploying in times of need, ADRN's Call Center (Survivor Hotline: 512.806.0800) and trained volunteers in the field provide vital resources to comfort and bring immediate relief to hurting families and those affected in our community. For assistance or more information about ADRN, please email us.