Hope Goes Door-to-Door in North Austin
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 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 […]
A new year brings changes, and that’s true for ADRN as well. ADRN will be opening its second thrift store in North Austin later this month. Like our East Austin location, this store will change lives in Greater Austin. When disaster survivors come to ADRN for help, they get free clothing, shoes, and goods to […]
The Restoring Grace of Christ
Before the sun came up on November 14, Angelina Rodriguez sensed something wasn’t right. She grabbed her phone to look at the video from the cameras installed outside her family’s mobile home in Lockhart. A heavy fog covered the lens. She looked again. What she thought was fog was smoke! Angelina called out to her […]
Thanksgiving for Disaster Survivors
ADRN Volunteers pray with fire survivor Arely Cruz When most Texans were cooking on Thanksgiving eve, others wondered how they would feed their families. That’s especially true for disaster survivors as they face the immense challenge of overcoming a tragedy. But because of the generosity of the network church Our Savior Lutheran Austin and the Austin […]
The Pucketts Move Back In
This past November, the Pucketts moved back into their renovated, level-floor home. But they got much more than a new home. They got a new family.
“This house was broken. The death of my parents and other things broke us. We just weren’t getting along the way we used to. And we needed repairing, too,” Joey said.