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 November 2, 2018)
- ADRN has deployed Disaster Assessment Teams in the field to assist in the planning and mobilization of additional teams in Travis County
- Daily Community Volunteer opportunities have been posted (click here) to begin mobilizing support for survivors (Daily Community volunteers are individuals, groups or organizations that serve from the community without completing ADRN Orientation).
- ADRN is working 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 evolves and expands 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 is being 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.
- ADRN is preparing to deploy our emotional and spiritual care teams to Lago Vista and Lakeway, to represent ADRN at the Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC). The MARC is opening on Monday, Nov. 5th in Lago Vista & Wednesday, Nov. 7th in Lakeway. Emergency financial assistance will be given to every survivor in need.
- Monetary donations are in great need as the flooding is still taking place and expanding the region of support that will be greatly needed in the long-term rebuilding/repair phase following the events. Currently, there are over 1,790 homes in the Hill Country and 629 homes in Travis County that have been impacted by the floods. ADRN is estimating the total costs of repair/rebuild in the Hill Country will be over $3.9 million. A $200K Match Donations has been provided to help match dollar for dollar for the Hill Country Flood Relief efforts. Give today to help double our impact tomorrow! (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.
WAREHOUSE DROP-OFF LOCATION
ADRN is asking for SUPPLIES & GOODS to be dropped off for survivors. Disaster supplies and goods will be delivered to multiple sites in the Hill Country affected areas
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 - GREAT NEED DAILY
Anyone from the community is welcome to sign up as a Community Volunteer at any time or to help during ADRN's Hill Country Flood response. If you are a community volunteer, business, corporation, group or organization you can sign up in the areas of warehouse or meals (more opportunities will be posted as need arises). To view all volunteer opportunities that are open for daily sign up, click below.
MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER (MARC)
ADRN will be in the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Lago Vista this Monday (11/5) & Lakeway, this Wednesday (11/7) meeting with survivors from the Travis County area to provide emotional/spiritual care along with financial assistance.
If you are a survivor please come to this location or call 512-806-0800 for more support.
DONATE TO HELP
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
DONATE BY MAIL
ADRN, P.O. Box 15424, Austin, Texas 78761
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