We need to keep praying! Continue to pray for emergency teams and responders as they are actively working in harm’s way to rescue and protect others. Many are now working long overtime shifts as needs for rescue grow.
Pray for comfort and peace for those overwhelmed with anxiety or fear and for their comfort and peace to ultimately come from the hope of the gospel.
One of the greatest ways we can serve right now is to give. Damage is still being assessed, and much more damage won’t be able to be assessed for weeks to come. We want to respond swiftly when the time comes and contribute financially how the Lord leads us.
Visit forthecity.org/disasterrelief to contribute to the disaster relief efforts.
Thank you for your willingness to serve and join the efforts to bring relief to those affected by Harvey. We are encouraged by your desire to step in during this time of crisis, and we are eager to provide you with the best opportunities to serve.
Below are opportunities to serve and make a difference here in Austin and in the coastal cities:
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is offering two ways to engage and serve those affected by Hurricane Harvey:
The role of a Disaster Relief Shepherd (DRS) is to walk alongside a family that has potentially lost everything and needs a shepherd to be there for them through the recovery process until their feet are back on the ground. This role does not require you to take survivors into your home or provide financial assistance from your personal funds. There is a DRS training that will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and plan you’ll need in order to provide extended assistance that cannot be given by other relief agencies. Click here for more information.
Trainings for this role will take place on the following date:
Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm. Click here to register.
Every new volunteer who wants to join the Austin Disaster Relief Network is required to take this three-hour orientation class that gives an introduction to ADRN, information about ADRN training, a training roadmap for volunteers, badging/credentials, information on how emergency response works in Austin, and CERT individual/family preparedness training.
Every volunteer who completes this course will receive an ADRN badge and become a certified ADRN volunteer. Click here for more information.
Trainings for this role will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30pm. Click here to register.
Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30pm. Click here to register.
We have partnered with a few churches and organizations to help facilitate recovery efforts throughout the Houston area. Click on the links below to sign up and to find out how you can serve.
Bayou City Relief Efforts is facilitating recovery efforts in the Houston area. They are ready to accept overnight and day volunteers to serve in clean-up efforts. Click here to sign up for a relief team.
In addition, click below for campus-specific volunteer opportunities:
To find out what's happening at your campus, you can access our weekly online bulletins.
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Austin, TX 78752