San Marcos Fire Response – July 24

UPDATE ON #SANMARCOSFIRE #ADRNTX response: – Emotional Spiritual Care teams were able to complete 43 intakes at this time – 21 volunteers provided support to survivors ranging in age from 18 to 21 years old, mostly students and a few families – 5 to 7 survivors are at the table at a time – Over $8,600 in emergency financial support has been provided to survivors to offer some relief during this difficult time – Very moving and emotional stories have been shared today during our response , prayers are greatly needed for these students and families GREAT NEEDS (please share across your social media): Volunteers Needed for Wednesday Deployment Volunteers are greatly needed to help support this emotional response in San Marcos for Wednesday: Only 7 of 12 slots filled for tomorrow for CISM, only 1 of 2 for Chaplains, and only 1 of 6 slots filled for CERT / General Volunteer (go to https://adrn.org/disaster-relief/volunteer/). Will you serve tomorrow? Donate to Help Survivors Please consider donating today to help. ADRNTX is currently providing relief to Harvey survivors (rebuilding/repairing homes) as well as responding to several small incidents. We want to serve well those in San Marcos who need the community…

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San Marcos Students Find Hope in Recovery

August 14, 2018 Austin, TX – Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) continues to assist individuals (mostly students) impacted by the San Marcos Fires affecting over 100 units (approx. 200 people) and taking five lives on July 20th. ADRN continues to provide hope in the midst of recovery and meet the needs of those seeking assistance. To date, ADRN and our network of churches have responsed: 88 survivors (mostly college students) provided with Emotional and Spiritual care, given emergency financial assistance, prayed with and offered to be connected to a local church to walk with them (sponsored) 47 survivors initially requested sponsorship A gathering of Pastors was held at Promiseland, San Marcos on July 25 and pastors along with their churches united to respond to the need 2 Shepherd trainings were held in San Marcos 32 survivors have been matched with a shepherd, most of which are from that area but some from other parts of Greater Austin. 2 survivors await to be shepherded (some of the initial 47 no longer have need) DONATIONS NEEDED ADRN has distributed $17,600 in gift cards to help meet the emergency needs of these survivors; Approximately $5,500 has been raised for our General Relief fund…

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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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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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