HOW WE HELP
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 185 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. We prepare, train and equip our network of volunteers in advance to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of those impacted. Our primary goal is to sponsor families affected by disaster through our Disaster Relief Shepherd Program, walking with survivors through recovery until they are back on their feet and in a clean and safe home. ADRN funds the rebuilding/repair of homes and provides emergency financial support to survivors in need.
ADRN responds to small and large disasters within our community and collaborates with the City of Austin, Travis and Hays County Office of Emergency Management, as well as other state agencies. Since 2009, ADRN has brought emotional, physical and spiritual relief to more than 41,500 individuals and sponsored more than 2,750 families. ADRN has also experienced over 18,900 in training attendance.
OUR RESPONSE (updated March 13, 2019)
- ADRN deployed Disaster Assessment Teams in the field to assist in the planning and mobilization of additional teams in Travis County
- Daily Community Volunteer opportunities are posted (click here) to mobilize support for survivors (Daily Community volunteers are individuals, groups or organizations that serve from the community without completing ADRN Orientation).
- ADRN leadership worked closely with Travis County EOC, Burnet County, American Red Cross, local government and state agencies to identify areas of need and build support to provide assistance as the flood event evolved and expanded in the area of impact
- ADRN's Survivor Hotline / Call Center is open to provide Assistance (512.806.0800) or Community Support for survivors, volunteers and donors/businesses that have questions.
- Financial assistance continues to be provided to meet the immediate needs of survivors
- ADRN Leadership met with several pastors from the Highland Lakes area of the Hill Country along with Llano and have helped form the Highland Lakes Crisis Network, a network of churches in the Highland Lakes area to meet the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those affected by disaster. Highland Lake Churches are "sponsoring" families affected by the disaster in order to help them get back on their feet. To date, HLCN has closed 509 cases and working closely with ADRN on the final 78 cases.
- ADRN deployed their emotional and spiritual care teams to Lago Vista, Lakeway, Llano, Marble Falls and Burnet to represent ADRN at the Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC). Emergency financial assistance was given to every survivor in need.
- Monetary donations are still needed for the long-term rebuilding/repair phase following the events. FACTS: 1,790 homes in the Hill Country and 629 homes in Travis County were impacted by the floods. ADRN is estimating the total costs of repair/rebuild in the Hill Country to be $3.9 million. Give today to help families get back into a clean and safe home! (DONATE HERE)
HOW CAN A BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION HELP?
ADRN has set up a special form for businesses and organizations that would like to get involved. Please click here to inform us of your interests in helping ADRN with this disaster response.
ADRN HQ WAREHOUSE (Hope Family Thrift Store Loading Dock)
Receiving only of donations
1122 E. 51st St., Austin TX 78723
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm
VOLUNTEER TO HELP
Hill Country Flood volunteer opportunities are available when needs arise. To find out the latest information on volunteer opportunities for the Hill Country Floods, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADRN is also partnering with churches in the Hill Country. If you would like to participate in small or large volunteer opportunities and you are willing to travel, please contact email@example.com.
DONATE TO HELP
Help Austin Disaster Relief Network meet the immediate emergency needs of survivors and help fund the long-term repairs/rebuilds of their homes by making a donation today. Help us today by giving towards the rebuilding and repairing of several dozen homes so families can live in a clean and safe home!
The Hill Country Flood Relief Fund has been setup up through the Austin Community Foundation by the Austin Disaster Relief Network to provide for the immediate and long-term physical needs of families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. DONATE TODAY
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ADRN, P.O. Box 15424, Austin, Texas 78761
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