More than 9,000 homes have been affected by Tropical Depression Imelda and the number continues to grow. Two of the hardest-hit areas include the Greater Beaumont area and Hankamer, TX. We have been given the green light to deploy to these areas through three separate deployments. Below are details on deployment opportunities for ADRN-badged and credentialed volunteers as well as "Community Volunteers" who have not yet been through our training program.
ADRN BADGED VOLUNTEERS
If you are an ADRN Badged Volunteer and would like to help in the areas of CISM/Emotional Care, Clean Up, or General Volunteer Opportunities, please prayerfully consider deploying with us in one of the following deployments:
BEAUMONT, TX INTAKE CENTER DEPLOYMENT
ADRN plans to open an Intake Center for Imelda survivors in Southeast, TX this Thurs., Oct. 17th - Sat., Oct. 19th. The Intake Center will be located at Cathedral of the Pines Church in Beaumont, TX.
We are currently in need of CISM and CERT-trained volunteers, chaplains and general-trained yellow shirts who can serve as the hands and feet of Christ to those who have lost everything!
Expired Badge? No problem! We will provide a short refresher course onsite in order for you to deploy with us.
WHAT: Intake Center
WHEN: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sat., Oct. 19
WHERE: Cathedral of the Pines Church, Beaumont, TX
Join us as we reveal the heart of Christ to Imelda survivors, many of whom are reliving the trauma they experienced two years ago with Hurricane Harvey. This assignment offers an extraordinary opportunity for each of us to be light and salt, providing emotional, spiritual and immediate financial support to survivors.
ADRN is helping volunteers organize carpools to Beaumont. (Click here to arrange car pooling.) Food and lodging will be provided in Beaumont.
Register for this deployment opportunity today!
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- Volunteer Needs: General-trained, CISM and Call Center Trained volunteers needed for this deployment.
- Overview: ADRN needs teams of badged volunteers to answer calls coming in from Beaumont deployment and to enter data from in-take forms.
- Objectives: Pray with survivors, complete survivor intake forms by phone, and provide emotional/spiritual care.
- Registration: All ADRN badged and credentialed volunteers interested in deploying to ADRN HQ must complete the following sign up form. SIGN UP for dates and times
- Next Steps: More details to be provided upon completion of the sign-up form.
- Deployment Dates: We need volunteers that can provide one or more days from Saturday, October 5th - Friday, October 25th.
Note: While ADRN is not directly deploying volunteers for clean-up, we are mobilizing volunteers interested in clean-up through an organization we have previously partnered with. Click here to see details and to register.
Non-ADRN badged volunteers can be mobilized for clean-up deployment through an organization we have previously partnered with. Click here to see details and to register.
Additionally, non-ADRN badged individuals, businesses, groups or other organizations interested in volunteering can sign up in the areas of clean-up, thrift store, and warehousing. Click here to see what areas of services you would like to volunteer in and we will connect you with the opportunities as they become available.
DONATE TO HELP
With more than 40 inches of rain dumped in some areas of Greater Beaumont/Jefferson County and over 5,100 homes flooded, the destruction caused by Imelda in certain areas is on par with, and in some cases worse than, what we saw with Hurricane Harvey.
We anticipate needing $100,000 minimally to begin providing emergency financial assistance to the families impacted. To date, only a small amount has been raised. This need is urgent, and we’re believing in faith that our community will answer the call to support their neighbors in Southeast Texas. We saw them do it for Hurricane Harvey and we believe they’ll do it again.
To make a tax-deductible gift to support disaster survivors, go to https://adrn.org/give/
Funds will be distributed in the form of gift cards, emergency housing, emergency transportation and/or building materials to meet immediate and long-term needs.
DONATE BY MAIL
ADRN (Attn. Tropical Depression Imelda Fund)
PO Box 15424
Austin, Texas 78761
Those interested in donating supplies to Imelda survivors are being asked to assemble CARE KITS and/or CLEAN-UP BUCKETS.
CARE KITS, consisting of basic hygiene and personal items, will be distributed to individuals and families displaced from their homes due to flooding.
CLEAN-UP BUCKETS will be distributed to residents and muck-out teams will clear mud and debris from flooded homes.
See below for details on assembly CARE KITS and CLEAN-UP BUCKETS.
CARE KIT ASSEMBLY AND DONATION
Following is a list of items needed for CARE KITS:
Towel (if family kit, purchase 4)
Washcloth (if family kit, purchase 4)
Toothbrush (If family kit, purchase 4)
Deodorant (If family kit, purchase 4)
Feminine Products (family or female version only)
Comb (if family kit, purchase 4)
Blanket (if family kit, purchase 4)
Pillow (as many as you can fit in if it is a family kit)
*Baby Bottles/Formula (with baby version only)
*Diapers (with baby version only)
*Baby Food (with baby version only)
**A note of encouragement for the family or individual
CARE KIT Assembly Instructions:
- Determine if you want to build a Family Care Kit, Family Care Kit with Baby, Individual Male Care Kit and/or Individual Female Care Kit. Go shopping!
- Purchase a sturdy plastic container with a lid so we can easily stack them for shipping.
- Fill the container with listed items above.
- Place a 12” strip of grey duct-tape on the top of your container to label (duct-tape is preferred). Using a permanent marker, indicate if the kit is a Family Care Kit, a Family with Baby Care Kit, an Individual Male Care Kit, or an Individual Female Care Kit.
- Drop your Care Kit(s) off at Hope Family Thrift Store, 1122 East 51st Street, Austin, 78723 (Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Closed on Sunday)
CLEAN-UP BUCKET ASSEMBLY AND DONATION
Following is a list of items needed for CLEAN-UP BUCKETS:
1 5-Gallon Bucket
1 16 oz spray bottle
1 Antibacterial multi-purpose cleaner
1 can of powder cleanser
1 package of 2 scrub brushes
1 bar of soap (Lava if available)
2 packages of large Latex gloves (2 pairs per packet)
2 scrubbing sponges (Brillo or 3M scrub pads)
2 regular sponges
1 pair of safety goggles
2 cloth rags
1 roll of Heavy-Duty black contractor trash bags
1 radial dish brush
3 N-95 masks
1 60-ounce (1/2 gallon) bottle of bleach
2 Ziploc quart-size bags
Warning: NEVER Combine Bleach and Ammonia/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol. NEVER Combine Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar
CLEAN-UP BUCKET Assembly Instructions:
- Items should be placed within the bucket with the lid fastened tightly in place.
- Drop your CLEAN-UP BUCKET(s) off at Hope Family Thrift Store, 1122 East 51st Street, Austin, 78723 (Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Closed on Sunday)
HOW WE HELP
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 175 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.
HOW WE ARE RESPONDING...
- ADRN is deploying teams to offer physical, emotional and spiritual support to Imelda flood survivors in Hankamer, TX and the Greater Beaumont area.
- ADRN is raising funds to meet the immediate and long-term needs of survivors.
- ADRN is supporting the relief efforts of United Aid of Southeast Texas (UAST), a disaster relief network serving the Beaumont, TX-area.
- ADRN is preparing to deploy emotional and spiritual care teams to the region.
- ADRN is also mobilizing churches in the region to help respond to survivors’ needs.
- ADRN is deploying teams of volunteers to the Beaumont area to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of survivors.
- ADRN has launched a supply drive to collect supplies for CARE KITS and CLEAN-UP BUCKETS which will be distributed to survivors in the Beaumont area.
- ADRN is shipping a semi-truck full of canned and bottled drinking water to survivors in the Beaumont area.
SURVIVOR QUICK LINKS
CALL CENTER AND SURVIVOR HOTLINE: 512.806.0800
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.