With as many as 12 inches of rain in the past three days in areas of the Hill Country, rivers have risen to near-record levels causing flooded homes and evacuations, specifically along the Llano River which has risen to 30 feet above flood stage Tuesday morning. Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is preparing for the mobilization of teams deploying to areas of impact to offer immediate relief and support. ADRN trained volunteers will provide emotional and spiritual care, immediate financial assistance, clothing and supplies, and long-term recovery support. 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 providing information and resources to individuals and families impacted by the floods, along with support in the areas of volunteer engagement, and donor management. The Call Center will remain open Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm for survivor and community support.
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.