How You Can Help

ADRN offers various ways for volunteers to help aid survivors in times of disaster. During deployment, clean up opportunities are open to community groups along with volunteering at Hope Family Thrift Store to help receive, sort and distribute in-kind donations. There are numerous ways to help support the mission of ADRN. Consider hosting a fundraiser to help aid survivors or give your time in volunteer hours while taking advantage of our Company Match program. We are thankful for your support in any capacity.

SPONSOR A FAMILY

Disaster Relief Shepherd Program | Training Provided

ADRN’s primary goal is to sponsor families affected by disaster in order to meet their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. ADRN is looking to train and equip local church volunteers with the necessary tools to help sponsor families, including in-kind resources, financial aid, emergency hotel and transportation, and much more. Will you prepare and sign up to sponsor families affected before disaster?

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VOLUNTEER TO HELP REBUILD

Skilled Labor | Contractors | Volunteer Groups

ADRN is always looking for volunteers who have the skill set to help rebuild/repair homes following disaster. As part of ADRN’s response, teams are coordinated and skilled labor, contractors are coordinated to assist families in need. ADRN partners with several organizations like Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) and other local relief agencies like the BCLTRT of Bastrop to assist families in Central Texas. If you would like to offer resources, labor and contract support, please contact us at admin@adrntx.org.

CLEANUP OPPORTUNITIES

Community Groups | Churches | Corporate Teams | Individuals | ADRN Volunteers

ADRN deploys clean up teams to help families of disaster muck out, clean and repair their homes. Community groups and volunteer teams are welcome (ADRN Training is NOT required). Sign up is recommended. Times, location, what to bring, what to wear and more are listed on sign up sheets when deployments are scheduled. (Shifts are currently closed).


ADRN BADGED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Emotional Care | Spiritual Care | Logistics | Clean Up | Admin

VOLUNTEER IN THE CALL CENTER (ADRN TRAINED/BADGED)

During times of disaster, ADRN activates their Call Center to help support the needs of survivors and answer general questions to assist the public with assistance. ADRN usually needs small teams (5 to 10) to come in daily, any time between 12PM and 7PM for a minimum of a 2 hour shift (longer shifts are helpful). If you are interested in being on a Call Center trained team, please contact us at sharon@adrntx.org.

ADMIN VOLUNTEER SUPPORT (ADRN Badged Volunteers)

During disaster, ADRN needs additional support (ie data entry) to help our staff. If you are interested in being on this team when the need is great, please contact us at admin@adrntx.org.

MEALS NEEDED AT HEADQUARTERS (ADRN Badged Volunteers)

During disaster, ADRN is always looking for ways to keep our staff rejuvenated and motivated through the long hours devoted to survivor assistance, deployment and logistics.  If you are interested in being on this team when the need is great, please contact us at admin@adrntx.org.

RED CROSS SHELTER (ADRN Badged Volunteers)

ADRN works closely with Central Texas Red Cross to manage and staff shelters for survivors. Volunteers are often asked to work in 12 hr shifts and are often asked to travel up to 100 miles if needed. Training is provided if needed. If you are interested in being on this team when the need is great, please contact us at sharon@adrntx.org.

HOPE FAMILY THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer | Donate In-Kind | Pick-Ups & Delivery Support

ADRN’s Hope Family Thrift Store is always preparing to meet the needs of survivors and our local community. Volunteers are needed to help in the areas of sorting, hanging clothes and organizing inventory. Location: 1122 E. 51 Street, Austin, TX 78723. To help, go to hopefamilythrift.org.

DONATE RESOURCES

ADRN is receiving donations of tangible items and financial donations to help support the survivors of the floods to meet their short and long-term needs through the rebuilding phase. To donate resources, click here.

COMPANY MATCH PROGRAMS

Several companies in the area offer matched funds to employees who give by volunteering their time to charitable organizations, some matching dollar for dollar. Please view our list of companies. For more information, please contact us at partners@adrntx.org.

HOST A FUNDRAISER

Wanting to host a fundraiser to support ADRN’s mission – meeting the needs of families of disaster? Let us know how we can help? Need a flyer? Fundraiser Ideas? Contact us at allison.geraci@adrntx.org.

BECOME A CORPORATE / BUSINESS SPONSOR

Are you looking to partner with Austin Disaster Relief Network to help aid in our efforts to assist survivors? There is a great need for business and corporate partnerships to come alongside ADRN with resources and/or funds to help in the rebuilding phase of our long-term relief efforts. For more information about partnering with ADRN, please contact us at allison.geraci@adrntx.org.

PRAY FOR FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS

Pray for the families that have lost. Pray for the families that are struggling. Pray for volunteer teams. Pray for the city officials, agencies and those protecting the city. Pray for local pastors and churches. Pray for all of those affected by disaster.


ADRN SURVIVOR & GENERAL INFO HOTLINE # 512-806-0800