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Hurricane Delta Response Press Release 10/12/20

AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR GULF COAST NEIGHBORS AS SECOND HURRICANE SLAMS INTO LOUISIANA COAST

Austin, TX, October 12, 2020 – With the second hurricane in six weeks hitting the Louisiana coast line, the Austin Disaster Relief Network redoubles its response efforts on behalf of our Gulf Coast neighbors in need. Hurricane Delta, a Category 2 storm, slammed into the same communities devastated by Hurricane Laura in late August. Damaging winds and several inches of rain from Delta have deepened the crisis for residents still reeling from losing homes and businesses in Laura’s wake.

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Hurricane Laura Response Press Release 8/31/20

AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK CALLS ON AUSTINITES TO HELP OUT GULF COAST NEIGHBORS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE LAURA

Austin, TX, August 31, 2020 – The Austin Disaster Relief Network calls on the Greater Austin Community to help their Gulf Coast neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. An estimated 10,000 properties in Louisiana and Texas weathered sustained winds of at least 110 mph in the major storm. The cost of repairing damaged homes adds to the already difficult economic situation brought on by COVID-19. In light of the overwhelming need, ADRN urges people to help those impacted by the storm to get back on their feet by donating to the Hurricane Laura Relief Fund.

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Hurricane Laura Response Press Release 8/25/20

AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK ACTIVATING TO ASSIST GALVESTON EVACUEES FLEEING FROM HURRICANE LAURA

Austin, TX, August 25, 2020 – As Galveston residents flee their homes to escape Hurricane Laura, the Austin Disaster Relief Network announced today plans to mobilize its network of trained and badged volunteers to help evacuees settle into local hotels and take shelter from the storm. Working in collaboration with the City of Austin Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), Travis County and the Central Texas Red Cross, ADRN’s volunteers, or “yellow shirts,” will assist with hotel registration and administrative tasks beginning Tuesday evening. They will also provide toiletries, hygiene kits, and clothing as needed, as well as emotional and spiritual support. Under the Capital Area Shelter Hub Plan (CASH-P), an agreement among Williamson/Travis/Hays counties and the...

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Press Release 8/25/20

In response to the economic impact COVID-19 has had on the economy of Greater Austin, and specifically those who’ve lost jobs and income, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) announced today it has begun distributing financial aid to individuals and families. The aid is intended to cover costs associated with food and gas, along with other essential items as additional funds are raised. As of 5:00p.m. Monday, April 20, 2020 ADRN had assisted 28 individuals/families with funds raised through the organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Press Release 4/15/20

In response to the economic impact COVID-19 has had on the economy of Greater Austin, and specifically those who’ve lost jobs and income, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) announced today the launch of its COVID-19 Relief Fund. The purpose of the fund to raise support for individuals and families in need of emergency funds to cover costs associated with food and gas as well as other essential items as additional funds are raised.

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COVID Facemask Collection Press Release 4/7/20

In response to requests by the City of Austin and the Capital Area Medical Operations Center (CAMOC), the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) today announced the launch of a drive aimed at collecting more than 20,000 homemade face masks. DIY face masks are urgently needed amid the growing threat of COVID-19 and new evidence from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting that asymptomatic people can spread the virus.

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Prayer Hotline Press Release 3/23/20

In response to the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic crisis our nation is experiencing, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) has partnered with Spirit 105.9, The Bridge 101.1, Waterloo Media, Unceasing Prayer Movement, and Christ Together to launch a citywide Prayer Hotline today.

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Coronavirus Press Release 3/23/20

Austin Disaster Relief Network call on churches and city of Austin to pray for one hour every Monday, indefinitely, starting today, in response to COVID-19

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Coronavirus Press Release 3/22/20

In response to the protection gear supply chain shortages for the medical community and healthcare workers throughout greater Austin, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is partnering with the City of Austin Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and Austin Public Health (APH) to facilitate the collection of protective gear from the public.

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A Special Message from Director Daniel Geraci Regarding COVID-19

Executive Director Daniel Geraci shares ADRN's response to COVID-19, as well as what God might be saying to His church regarding the spread of the virus. Read the article to find out how you can walk in peace and be prepared at all times for any disaster.

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ADRN News Highlights

Executive Director Daniel Geraci Interviewed on "Exploring the Prophetic" with Shawn Bolz

ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci joins Shawn Bolz on "Exploring the Prophetic" podcast. Tune in for stories about how Daniel and ADRN's leadership hear from God before disasters strike, incredible God moments, and the power of prayer when anticipating disaster. Find the full interview wherever you get your podcasts, or click below to listen!

Listen (itunes): Exploring the Prophetic with Daniel Geraci - Season 3, Ep. 19


Austin360 by The Austin American Statesman tells ADRN’s Story

The Austin American Statesman shares the history of ADRN and how the network grew from one clear idea, ten years ago.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Transforming Lives

Did you know ADRN has been called "the most effective church networking organization in the entire USA"? Since we rely almost entirely on volunteers, we owe it all to you! Since 2009, Austin Disaster Relief Network has brought emotional, physical, and spiritual relief to those devastated by fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Surviving families continue to be sponsored and lives transformed. Learn more about the impact you've made over the last 10 years with the video below!


ADRN Responds to Tropical Depression Imelda

In response to the devastation caused by Tropical Depression Imelda in Beaumont, TX, where about 5,000 homes were impacted by flooding, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) deployed teams of ADRN-badged and trained volunteers (aka “yellow shirts”) to provide residents with emotional and spiritual support. ADRN is working with the City of Beaumont to ensure that every impacted home receives assistance throughout the course of this 14-day deployment.

BEAUMONT, TX DEPLOYMENT

TROPICAL DEPRESSION IMELDA RESPONSE


ADRN Responds to Hurricane Dorian

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is mobilizing the Greater Austin community and its network of churches to donate disaster relief supplies and funds for survivors impacted.

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HURRICANE DORIAN RESPONSE


Two Years After Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017, ADRN responded to the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest and most devasting hurricanes to hit the Texas coast. The outpouring of love and support by ATX-based churches, volunteers and businesses was overwhelming. Click below to see how we’ve been able to continue serving those impacted by Hurricane Harvey over the last two years.

HURRICANE HARVEY RESPONSE

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