Winter Storm 2023 Press Release 2/2/23

AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK READY TO HELP RESIDENTS WITH CLEANUP AFTER WINTER STORM

Austin, Texas, February 2, 2023 – Following this week’s winter storm, many Williamson County residents have to deal with fallen trees, branches, and other debris caused by the ice accumulation. Local churches in the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) are now organizing volunteer teams to help people with physical and financial limitations as they clean up their properties.

“This network of Greater Austin churches exists to serve our neighbors during a crisis like this storm,” said Stephen Brewer, ADRN Associate Director. “We’re honored and delighted to help people who need help to cleanup up the damage the ice leaves behind. As cleanup requests come in, we’ll work with church leaders to form volunteer teams and fan out across the city in the coming days and weeks.”

Residents in Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, or Williamson counties who need cleanup help can submit a request at link.adrn.org/ws-cleanup-request or go to ADRN’s website for information at ADRN.org. Volunteer teams from local churches will receive that information and coordinate with residents to help with the work.

If you’d like to support ADRN disaster response efforts like this, you can donate online at adrn.org/ws2023. These funds help support survivors of ice storms, fires, floods, and other disasters in our area.

Updates to ADRN’s Winter Storm 2023 response will be posted at adrn.org/ws2023.

ABOUT ADRN

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 200 Greater Austin Area churches and thousands of trained volunteers. ADRN’s network enables church members to organize, prepare and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, large or small. ADRN network churches, volunteers, business partners, local agencies, and community organizations provide in-kind and monetary donations and additional volunteer assistance that enables ADRN to fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis. Learn more at ADRN.org.

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