The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is preparing, mobilizing and deploying teams to areas impacted by local flooding. As much as twelve inches of rain has fallen in the past three days in some areas of the Hill Country. Many rivers have risen to near-record levels causing flooded homes and evacuations. The Llano River alone has risen to 30 feet above flood stage as of Tuesday morning.
ADRN trained volunteers will provide immediate financial assistance along with clothing and supplies. The organization will also provide long-term recovery support as well as emotional an spiritual care. Timing and details of mobilization will be determined after further collaboration with local government and state agencies. Volunteer opportunities will be posted within the next 24 hours on adrn.org.
ADRN’s Survivor Hotline (512.806.0800) was activated today. The hotline will provide information and resources to individuals and families impacted by the floods. It will also help support the areas of volunteer engagement, and donor management. The Call Center will remain open Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm for survivor and community support.
Donations Needed For Flood Survivors
Monetary donations, in the form of financial funds, are needed at this time to help ADRN provide support to flood survivors. Funds will be distributed in the form of gift cards, emergency housing, emergency transportation and/or building materials to meet immediate and long-term recovery needs.
To make a tax-deductible gift to support disaster survivors, go online to adrn.org/give and donate to the General Disaster Relief Fund. Or call ADRN’s Call Center at 512.806.0800.
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of more than 185 greater Austin 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 enable ADRN to fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis. Since 2009, ADRN has brought emotional, physical and spiritual relief to more than 41,000 individuals and sponsored more than 2,750 families. ADRN has also experienced over 17,500 in training attendance.
Learn more at ADRN.org.