Monthly Archives: August 2020

Beirut Explosion – Survivor and Responder

On August 4, a catastrophic explosion blasted through Beirut. Lebanon was already in a critical situation with high unemployment rates and rising poverty in the wake of a long battle with COVID-19. When 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in the capital, it sent the country into an extraordinary crisis. […]

Official Opening of the ADRA Op Shop Morisset

“There was a massive turnout – over 600 people came!” – Cas Foster, ADRA Op Shop Morisset Manager. When Cas Foster put up a Facebook post on the ADRA Op Shop Morisset page on Saturday night, she imagined she would reach a couple of thousand people if she was lucky. […]

Beirut Explosion – ADRA Responds

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) response teams in Lebanon are providing essential emergency supplies to recovery workers and survivors of the massive explosion in Beirut’s port.  The huge blast that struck the Lebanese capital city on August 4, killed at least 158 people, wounded more than 6,000 people, and […]

Recognition from Federal MPs for work in Victoria

From 6pm on Sunday 2 August, Victoria entered stage 4 restrictions and a State of Disaster was declared by the Premier. This decision, while necessary to help slow the spread of the second wave of coronavirus, has the potential to push already vulnerable people over the edge. The ADRA team […]

A letter of thanks

For the many ADRA staff and volunteers around Australia, they throw themselves headfirst into the position of serving their local community. And while they never expect praise, it is truly humbling to receive a letter of thanks. Which is what Kate Barratt, the Redwood Community Centre Manager, received in her […]

Paying it forward in Victoria

Even at the best of times, winter is a challenging time for the vulnerable. Warm coats and good boots can be expensive, making them difficult to come by. But with the added stress of COVID, making it through the winter would be tough. So when a man walked through the […]