How you can Help / Coronavirus Response

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, PPE kits are being distributed as part of free COVID-19 testing to the public to keep Austin safe and healthy. Austin Disaster Relief Network has partnered with Austin’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) to help assemble 11,000 kits with masks, hand sanitizer, information and more, to help stop the spread. Community and badged volunteers are needed, families are welcome! *COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.


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Thousands of individuals and families in Greater Austin are experiencing financial devastation as a result of the impact COVID-19.

Help us provide individuals and families with the emergency funds they need to cover costs associated with food and gas as well as other essential items as additional funds are raised.

100% of all donations will be applied toward COVID-19 disaster relief efforts, with 90% going directly to individuals and families impacted and 10% going toward the coordination of relief efforts.

Way to go Austinites!

Thanks to your generous donations, we have been able to supply the City of Austin with over 600,000 PPE items so far. Thank you for making this possible!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The following volunteer opportunities are for Community and/or ADRN Volunteers.

Prayer Hotline Operator

ADRN has launched a virtual Prayer Hotline to assist individuals who are struggling with fear, anxiety, financial hardship and more. ADRN Volunteers are needed who can work from their home to answer calls from people seeking prayer. Volunteers need minimally a home computer or smart phone to volunteer and must be or become an ADRN volunteer. For more information on becoming an ADRN Volunteer and Prayer Hotline Operator, click here.  

***We are in need of 20 fluent Spanish-speaking trained Hotline Operators to pray with people in Spanish.***

Face Mask Production

ADRN is partnering with the City of Austin in making and distributing 20,000 face masks. Community and ADRN Volunteers are needed to sew cloth masks at home using your personal sewing machine.

If interested click here.

Citywide Prayer Gathering (every Monday)

Join Pastors from greater Austin churches to pray for our city, state, nation and world. Pray where you are, or join with those around you at work or home. For Live Stream link and prayer points click here.

COVID-19 IMPACT

We continue to be awe-struck by the impact YOU are making in the lives of those impacted by COVID-19.

Working together, you've helped us make the following impact so far:

  • Food Prep for CTX Food Bank (through 4 churches): prepped over 140,608 boxes of food, 4,914 volunteers, 16,370 hours – ADRN helped launch and assist these churches.
  • Prayer Hotline (provided emotional support to the community): ADRN has connected 54% of these families to a local church for additional emotional, spiritual and physical support; 36% given a bible; 58% given What’s After Life book.
  • 1HR Weekly Prayer Meeting with Pastors and Spiritual Leaders: 16 weeks in a row, over 11,000 people have watched the prayer meetings online.
  • *2:44 Cares Fund (providing financial assistance to churches financially impacted by COVID-19): funded $756,000 into 80 churches.
  • COVID-19 Relief Fund: Provided financial relief to 454 individuals/families who lost jobs or income as a result of the coronavirus, and connected 61% of recipients to a local church for additional emotional, spiritual and physical support.
  • PPE Drive: Collected and managed over 661,000 PPE’s for the City of Austin and Health and Human Services for 11 counties. Assignment completed.
  • Food Delivery to the Homeless and Needy: 7,500 hot meals delivered to the homeless and needy in two hotels over 4 weeks. Assignment completed.

*ADRN created a restricted fund called “2:44 Cares Fund” to use for donors that specifically wanted to fund into churches in need.

 

Thank you for your continued commitment to serving those impacted by COVID-19. We praise God for you!

 

As the number of families financially impacted by COVID-19 continues to grow, so does our need for funding. Would you please consider investing in our COVID-19 Relief Fund so we can continue helping families experiencing financial hardships?