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.
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 […]
Hope Family Thrift Store #2
Serve Day Volunteers worked hard this fall to get our second Hope Family Thrift Store (HFTS) location at 13801 Burnet Road in Austin ready to hope this fall. While the HFTS East Austin location at 1221 East 51st Street will remain open, the new center on Burnet Road will provide more space for the store […]
A Shepherd’s Story
A Shepherd’s Story – 2022 Light of Hope The call to the Austin Fire Department went out in the cold, pre-dawn hours on January 7. A three-alarm fire broke out in the Ventura Apartments in North Austin. Three alarms. More resources to fight the flames. More firefighters to do the job. More people needing help. […]
“Feed my People”
When the call to serve meals to Austin’s high-risk homeless population came, Marty and Carol Robbins carefully considered the risk to themselves and chose to accept the call. Joining 63 other volunteers donning face masks and gloves, Marty and Carol served lunch and dinner to homeless people in self-isolation 5-days a week for weeks on […]
Anna’s Disaster Recovery Journey
A worldwide pandemic. Civil unrest. The times we’re living in are unprecedented, uncertain, and precarious – you’ve heard all the terms. But disasters don’t stop when pandemics and riots take center stage. Destructive storms continue to wreak havoc on communities. Homes still burn. Floods still displace families. And thanks to the support of people like you, ADRN still […]