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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.  […]

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