Apartment Fire Survivor Loses Everything…Finds Hope

 “I need you to grab whatever you can and get out because YOUR BUILDING IS ON FIRE.”  Hildo Garcia was awakened by shouting outside of his apartment on February 1. When he looked out his window, he thought he saw flames. As he started down the steps of his building to investigate, he was met by a […]

ADRN Responds: Sonora Apartment Fire

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24, Lastenia woke up to the smell of smoke. She immediately began coughing and soon realized that the apartment complex where they lived was on fire. Waking up her husband and gathering their two sons, the family escaped, but the fire soon claimed their home and everything […]

The Coopers Lost Everything In Just One Night

Home fire Devastation

When the Coopers went to sleep on the night of July 4, they had no idea they would lose nearly everything they owned by morning. Maurice and Deja were asleep in their bed that night. One after another, their two daughters and their son crawled into bed with them for various reasons. As the family […]

A Survivor Story Years In The Making

Sometimes it takes more than a few weeks or months for disaster survivors to recover from the storms they’ve endured – a lot more. Mark Burkeen’s story has been years in the making. So this week, we were overjoyed for the opportunity to pray over and bless Mark’s new home, celebrating the ways God has […]

Hope Goes Door-to-Door in North Austin

Volunteers go door-to-door near Little Walnut Creek

On April 20, 2023, a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Central Texas. The skies dropped several inches of rain in just a few hours as Little Walnut Creek in North Austin rose and then burst its banks, flooding into the nearby streets and homes. ADRN-trained volunteers went door-to-door through the neighborhood to offer support.

ADRN Receives Round Rock’s Community Heart Award

One year after a series of tornadoes swept through Round Rock, the city presented ADRN with its Community Heart Award for the network’s assistance during the crisis. Within days of the storm, about five hundred volunteers from ADRN network churches, local organizations, and the general community came together to help their neighbors clean up after […]

Seeing God’s Beauty After Ashes

When Winter Storm Uri blew into Texas two years ago, millions of Texans found themselves shivering in the dark without running water – some are still recovering. Liz Belrose was one of them. Two days into the storm, Liz huddled in her duplex when her tenant in the second unit noticed water draining from their […]

Blessing Three Families

Areli Cruz and her children

Areli Cruz and her children Beatriz Hernandez Gutierrez Levi Garner and Dalinda Herrera One way ADRN equips the network of churches is by connecting them with disaster survivors in their area who need support. Recently, Sunset Canyon Baptist Church raised $1,000 in a special collection for families who needed help recovering from a crisis. ADRN […]

Loving Our Neighbors Through The Storm

Splintered trees and broken branches still line some Greater Austin neighborhoods weeks after an ice storm hit in February. For people who don’t have the finances or physical ability to do the work, clean-up is challenging, but teams from ADRN’s network of churches help to carry that burden for their neighbors. Volunteers from Life Church […]

Love Your Neighbor: Tammy’s Story

Early one January morning, Tamar Davis – or Tammy, as she prefers – slept peacefully in her home with her grandson nearby. He woke to see smoke circling the room, and then quickly ran next door to his aunt’s home. Tammy has mobility and breathing challenges that make it hard for her to move and […]

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