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 43,000 individuals and sponsored more than 3,050 families. ADRN has also experienced over 20,000 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
- 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 provided assistance or community support to survivors as well as volunteers, donors and businesses with questions.
- Financial assistance was 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.
- FACTS: 1,790 homes in the Hill Country and 629 homes in Travis County were impacted by the floods.