KOHL's Associates Deliver

We would like to thank KOHL’s who brought together over 52 associates from various stores through out the state to come in and help ADRN at our HOPE FAMILY THRIFT STORE. Stores represented were the following: Georgetown, North Austin, Leander, Killeen, Temple, Sunset Valley, Round Rock, Kyle and a few associates traveled from the district office out of Houston. The volunteers helped sort, price and itemize clothing to help us move donated items, given by the community, on to the floor, providing flood survivors with more items to select from while shopping. We are thankful for partners in the community like KOHL’s and others who continue to give of their time to others who are in great need.  ADRN is donating items to flood survivors to help meet their immediate needs following the Memorial Weekend floods affecting various counties throughout the area. To date, ADRN has given away over $10,000 in clothing to flood survivors. To volunteer with ADRN at our Thrift Store, visit our site.    

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CERT+ & CISM+ Training

ADRN’s belief is that all Christians should have CISM and CERT training to give them the best ability to serve those affected by disaster, whether disaster strikes their own neighborhood or our city. Below you will find the training descriptions, hours and ways to register. Register for both before August 13th and SAVE. Bundle Price is $150. SPECIAL FREE TRAINING PROGRAM OFFER: Volunteer 28 hours at ADRN’s Hope Family Thrift Store in exchange for FREE CERT Training (28 hour course)! A voucher will be given after your service time in the store, required before the course dates. Take the voucher to Sharon in lieu of course payment! For questions, email sharon@adrntx.org. View our Training Specials page for pricing deals »   Preliminary Advanced Training It is highly recommended (but not required) that volunteers desiring to complete advanced training start with either CERT or CISM training. Physical Support Basic Training CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – Course Time 28 hours:  This 6 day, FEMA backed, nationally recognized course will equip and train you in the essentials of disaster preparedness for your local community, such as Fire Safety, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations & Psychology, Terrorism and Disaster Simulation.  This is an…

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Ruth's Story

 Ruth’s Story: A Central Texas Flood Survivor’s Story Ruth was renting a house at 5109 Savorey Lane at the time of the flooding. She woke up at 5:00 am that morning to discover water already rising in her home. Her son and a friend were also in the home. After she woke them, they helped her to get out through a window. A neighbor saw them exiting their home and had them get on the back of their truck, barely escaping the rising waters. Ruth lost everything, and was especially troubled by the loss of her photos. She had been the one in the family to keep photos, and didn’t have a way to replace them. She found a new place to live in Del Valle, and is getting on with her life. She continues to work at the Big Lots in Oak Hill.   With the love and support of one of ADRN’s network churches, The Lake Travis Church of Christ, Ruth received emotional and spiritual care through her Disaster Relief Shepherd (DRS) to help her get back on her feet. ADRN and The Lake Travis Church of Christ, assisted her in getting a new mattress set, and with $500 given towards…

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Austin a 'Poster Child' …

Austin a ‘Poster Child’ for Urban Wildfire Threat (via Climate Central) By Bobby Magill Follow @bobbymagill The Front Lines of Climate Change: Global warming is, by definition, global, but the impacts of climate change touch everyone on a local level. How each community responds depends on its unique mix of people and geography…

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A Family's Desperation

Field Story from the Central Texas Floods November 4 2013  ADRN immediately responded today to a family’s urgent need for care and support. A mother and a father with four children approached ADRN’s emotional care teams to share their story. The family had mentioned that they had been living in their flooded, wet trailer since the floods happened last week. Cold, moldy and unbearable, the family found out there was help and came forward to seek assistance. The four young children were without baths and without warm or dry clothes. The families only way of transportation was a truck that was now filled with mud. They have very little food to no food over the last few days. The children were worn out, as they were now sick from the cold and wet conditions. ADRN immediately wrapped the baby and young child in warm blankets and took the family to get clothing and additional items. So many are struggling like this family, unaware that there is help. More families have mentioned that they suffer diabetes and have not been able to receive their medications. Other elderly individuals are suffering from multiple medical ailments and have not received help. The need is…

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