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 […]

Misty’s Story

MIsty Wooten works at the Hope Family Thrift Store

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

Thanksgiving Prayer

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.

HIS STORY. HIS IMPACT.

On March 21 when the tornadoes barreled through, Paul Hawkin monitored the scene on the TV news. His wife Ella and his 92-year-old mother nervously watched the skies with him, and as they heard the sound of a tornado approaching their Elgin home, they took cover. In God’s mercy, no one was hurt, but the […]

Training for Blue Skies, Too

Thankfully, disasters don’t happen every day. So, what does ADRN’s network of more than 200 churches and volunteers do when winds are calm and skies are blue? They train and prepare to step in when disaster strikes – no matter what form it takes. For most volunteers, the skills they learn in these classes also […]

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