Northgate Apartment Fire Response Press Release 1/7/22
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK RESPONDS TO HELP NORTHGATE RESIDENTS DISPLACED BY FIRE AT THE VENTURA APARTMENT COMPLEX
Austin, Texas, January 7, 2022 –The Austin Disaster Relief Network goes into action today to help care for residents of the Ventura Apartment Complex after they’ve been displaced from their homes. The early morning fire on Northgate Blvd. left four people in the hospital and forced the entire complex to evacuate. With most, if not all, of the 40 units damaged by flames, smoke, and water, ADRN is coordinating their response with the Central Texas Red Cross to take care of the residents’ needs in the short- and long-term.
“It’s hard to imagine the trauma these people are going through,” said ADRN Associate Director Stephen Brewer. “We pray for quick healing for those who were injured, and we’re also deeply concerned for all the residents who find themselves suddenly without a home tonight. We’re here to help today, tomorrow, next week – however long it takes to help them return to a safe and clean place to live.”
Heartland Tornadoes Response Press Release 12/12/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK LAUNCHES SURVIVOR CARE KIT AND FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR SURVIVORS OF THE HEARTLAND TORNADOES
Austin, Texas, December 12, 2021 – The Austin Disaster Relief Network calls on Greater Austin Area residents to donate supplies and resources for Heartland communities devastated by tornadoes over the weekend. Recovery efforts have only just begun in the region, and thousands of residents have lost their homes. ADRN announced tonight that they will collect essential items in Survivor Care Kits and raise funds to send to impacted areas over the coming weeks.
“Getting the basic necessities into survivors’ hands makes a huge difference,” said ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci. “It’s the first step towards hope and recovery for people who’ve just been through probably the worst trauma of their lives. We want to get these essentials to our midwestern neighbors as soon as possible and let them know they’re not alone in this crisis.”
Hurricane Ida Response Press Release 08/30/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK ACTIVATES TO SUPPORT THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IDA
Austin, Texas, August 30, 2021 – As the remnants of Hurricane Ida continue to swirl over Louisiana, the Austin Disaster Relief Network has already begun gathering supplies and support to send to those impacted by the devastating storm. The Category 4 hurricane leaves flooding and extensive damage to homes and businesses in its wake, with hundreds of thousands of people without power and many more displaced. As the waters recede, officials believe the damage assessment will be overwhelming.
“It’s too soon to know how many people need help or how much damage Hurricane Ida leaves behind,” said ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci. “But the reports we’re getting from our friends and partner organizations in the area are simply heartbreaking. Our Louisiana neighbors will need emergency supplies and support right away as well as help rebuilding their homes for months to come. Austin’s network of churches is ready to stand in the gap and be good neighbors to those impacted by this storm.”
Winter Storm Response Press Release 03/10/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK TO DISTRIBUTE FREE CLOTHING, FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY WINTER STORM URI
All Impacted Residents Welcome to Register to Pick Up Donated Supplies Friday, March 12, 2021
Austin, TX, March 10, 2021 – Thanks to a very large donation of new clothes (25,000+) made by a generous corporate donor and the donation of Care Kits by Global Empowerment Mission / B Strong, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will distribute free clothing and Care Kits to residents impacted by Winter Strom Uri this Friday, March 12, 2021.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 03/08/21
CRISIS CLEANUP HOTLINE EXTENDED, SURVIVOR HOTLINE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY WINTER STORM
Austin, Texas, March 8, 2021 – The “Crisis Cleanup” Hotline for residents who need help cleaning up after the winter storm has been extended and will remain open through Friday, March 12. More than 700 calls for help have been received to date through this hotline from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, and Bastrop Counties. Austin Disaster Relief Network, Samaritan’s Purse, CTX VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Associated in Disaster) and the volunteer management platform Crisis Cleanup are collaborating with the five counties to include the cities of Austin and Round Rock in the massive effort.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 03/01/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK HOSTING INTAKE CENTER ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY FOR WINTER STORM ASSISTANCE
Austin, Texas, March 1, 2021 – Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) will operate an Intake Center later this week to assist residents impacted by Winter Storm Uri. Trained and badged ADRN Volunteers will meet with families and individuals who need emergency assistance with food, gas, housing, and repairing damage to their homes in the wake of the frigid conditions that blanketed our region in recent weeks. These skilled volunteers will help to connect residents with available resources including FEMA support and funds donated to the ADRN Winter Storm 2021 Fund.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 02/25/21
WATER MISSION PLUMBERS PARTNER WITH AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK TO PROVIDE FREE SERVICES TO CENTRAL TEXAS RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY WINTER STORM
Austin, Texas, February 25, 2021 – Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, is collaborating with Austin Disaster Relief Network and Plumbers Without Borders to respond to the huge number of Central Texas residents with burst pipes and extensive water damage from Winter Storm Uri. The three organizations will collaborate to mobilize skilled volunteer labor and plumbing-related materials and supplies, getting safe water flowing in homes for the most vulnerable residents, including the elderly, disabled, uninsured, and underinsured.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 02/22/21
Austin, Texas, February 22, 2021 – The Austin Disaster Relief Network is collaborating with four area churches from its network to provide shower and laundry locations for local residents who don’t have access to clean water as a result of the recent winter storms. Residents who need access to these services can sign up at ADRN.org to reserve time slots for a warm shower and fresh clean clothes.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 02/20/21
MASSIVE CLEANUP COLLABORATION TO HELP CENTRAL TEXAS HOMEOWNERS RECOVER FROM WINTER STORM DAMAGE
Austin, Texas, February 20, 2021 – Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Central Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (CTX VOAD) and the volunteer management platform; Crisis Clean Up are collaborating with the Counties of Bastrop, Hays, Travis, Williamson to include the cities of Austin and Round Rock in a massive “Clean Up” effort. This effort has begun today to assist Central Texans in clearing homes and removing debris as a result of the recent winter storm. Home owners who have few resources and abilities, will be able to request assistance in the removal of fallen trees, limbs, interiors of home water damage and other storm related damage.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 02/19/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK RAISING FUNDS & PREPARING FOR MORE VOLUNTEER DEPLOYMENTS IN RESPONSE TO SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
Austin, TX, Feb. 19, 2021 – In response to the devastation caused by severe winter weather in the Greater Austin area, the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) today announced it is raising funds to cover costs associated with response efforts.
The organization – which, has so far deployed hundreds of volunteers to warming centers and shelters; mobilized and managed hundreds of 4x4 drivers transporting people and supplies; equipped the City of Austin and Travis County with generators for shelters; helped 10 churches launch shelters; and donated pallets of food, water and additional supplies to organizations and shelters throughout the city – needs funds to continue responding to the disaster and providing assistance to the City of Austin and Travis County.
Winter Storm Response Press Release 02/16/21
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF AUSTIN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO RESPOND TO CENTRAL TEXANS IMPACTED BY WINTER WEATHER
Austin, TX, Feb. 16, 2021 – The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is working in partnership with the City of Austin and Travis County to coordinate volunteer assistance at three local shelters, including Palmer EventsCenter, Mendez Middle School (5106 Village Square Drive), and Northeast High School (7104 Berkman Drive). As unprecedented winter weather continues to assault the area, ADRN volunteers are preparing cots and warm blankets for Central Texans looking for shelter from the storm.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.