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Preparedness Matching Challenge

Now Through November 30, 2023
An isolated fire completely destroyed Wilmer Vanegas' home
The Vanegas' are one of 138 families helped by ADRN so far this year.

Wilmer Vanegas, Jr. and his wife got the phone call while they were at the doctor’s office. They’re expecting a child in a few months. But Wilmer’s father on the other end of the line told them that the home they had hoped to bring that baby home to was destroyed by fire.

The Vanegas Family is one of 138 families ADRN has helped so far this year. More than 100 of those endured a fire that damaged or completely destroyed their home and possessions. Most of these disasters impacted only one or two dwellings and didn’t make the local news. But when someone loses everything to a fire or flood, it’s a disaster for that family.

With isolated disasters like these occurring year round in Central Texas, our network of churches prepares, trains, and gathers resources so we can be ready to bring hope into crisis whenever needed. We have several opportunities for you to train with us and support ADRN’s preparations in the weeks to come.

Stay in touch with ADRN through our social media and website for the latest information on these opportunities.


October 6-7 // Riverbend Church, Austin // $65
We still have a few open spots for this keystone course giving you the skills to respond to someone in crisis. CISM+ trains you in techniques for listening to someone in trauma and helping them find hope to take their first steps towards recovery. This training helps you become qualified to serve disaster survivors at ADRN Intake Centers with the emotional and spiritual care they need. CISM+ also prepares you to respond well to people in your community experiencing any kind of trauma.


October 10, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM // ADRN Headquarters

For volunteers trained in CISM+ or Disaster Relief Shepherding

Join us for equipping and discussion on mental health in the church. You’ll sharpen your survivor care skills and build relationships with other ADRN volunteers. Lunch will be provided.

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Survivor Care Gathering RSVP

October 10, 10:oo AM – 12:30 PM
ADRN Headquarters, 13801 Burnet Road, #100, Austin, TX 78727
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


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