Updated: Dec 3, 2015, 9:15 AM, Flood Response Update
OVER 350+ FAMILIES REMAIN TO BE SPONSORED. THIS IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST NEEDS. ADRN IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SHEPHERD THE FAMILIES BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS. TRAINING AND RESOURCES PROVIDED. CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING TRAINING DATES, WHATS PROVIDED AND HOW TO GET STARTED>>
HELP CLEANUP HOMES IN ORDER TO ASSIST FAMILIES IN THEIR NEXT PHASE OF RECOVERY. CLICK HERE FOR CLEANUP DETAILS, SIGN UP AND WHAT TO BRING/WEAR >> | READ MORE ON FLOOD RESPONSE >>
Donations are still needed. Emergency funds running out to help families…READ PRESS>>
VOLUNTEER TO HELP REBUILD
ADRN is updating this information and will post new information as soon as it becomes available. As ADRN’s disaster relief response to aid survivors moves into the rebuilding/repair phase of recovery in partnership with several organizations (CAM) and other local relief agencies with regards to the Memorial Weekend floods and the Bastrop County Fires, more opportunities for volunteers will arise over the next few months as specific skill sets and areas of support will be needed as volunteer organizations help with the construction and rebuilding of hundreds of homes in the various areas affected. Donations are greatly needed at this time to help purchase building materials to complete homes.
ADRN is actively leading the efforts of cleanup from the recent floods. Volunteers are asked to bring wheelbarrows, utility knives, shovels, gloves, crowbars, and hammers if available. Wear boots and jeans for safety. Bring lunch and water for the day. Teams will be debriefed and deployed into the field to assist families in the muck out of their homes. Volunteers are asked to be ADRN badged, but it is not required. General volunteers may sign up to deploy with ADRN teams. ALL Volunteers can sign up through this link>>
TUES – SAT (two shifts available each day or deploy all day)
9:00AM-1:00PM (1st Shift)
1:00PM-5:00PM (2nd Shift)
VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER (VRC)
Crossroads Christian House of Prayer (5201 E. William Cannon)
Wear jeans, close toe shoes. Bring lunch and water for the day.
GROUPS / CHURCHES / TEAMS: Email Colin@adrntx.org to coordinate on an “off-day” (Sun/Mon) or to inquire about large group participation on deployment days.
DEPLOY AS AN ADRN VOLUNTEER
ADRN is deployed at the Dove Springs Rec Center in the Flood Information Center, assisting survivors with Emotional and Spiritual Care, financial assistance, distributing wristbands, and offering resources. If you are a badged volunteer, please stay tuned to our Facebook page and our network emails to be notified of our deployment plans and where the need is greatest to deploy under ADRN. We are in great need of CISM, Chaplains and Admins to report to the Dove Springs Rec Center MARC and Kyle Square Historic Courthouse MARC this week. Sign up link provided in the ADRN emails.
HOPE FAMILY THRIFT STORE / WAREHOUSE VOLUNTEERS & DROP-OFF
ADRN’s Hope Family Thrift Store (hopefamilythrift.org) is preparing to meet clothing needs of the flood survivors. We will be sorting, hanging clothes and organizing inventory. 1122 E. 51 Street, Austin, TX 78723. ADRN is in need of 20 or more volunteers daily to help receive items. (ADRN trained is preferred but not required). Click here to sign up. Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm. (two shifts). NEEDED ITEMS: *****ADRN’s Hope Family Thrift Store is in short supply of women’s clothes (plus sizes ONLY), men’s clothing (especially plus sizes), boys clothes, new pillows, new undergarments, new socks, new bedding, and linens. ******
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. To donate, view our list of funds open to help families under the GIVE tab.
COMPANY MATCH PROGRAMS
Several companies in the area offer matched funds to employees who give to charitable organizations, some matching dollar for dollar. Please view our list of companies and consider giving to aid flood victims (Memorial Weekend Flood Fund), fire families (Bastrop County Fire Fund) or additional flood families (October 2015 Flood Fund). For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOST A FUNDRAISER
Wanting to host a fundraiser to donate the funds to aid in ADRN’s mission to give to families of disaster? Let us know how we can help? Need a flyer? Fundraiser Ideas? Contact us at email@example.com.
BECOME A CORPORATE / BUSINESS SPONSOR
Are you looking to partner with Austin Disaster Relief Network to help aid in our efforts to assist flood 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 firstname.lastname@example.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