Monthly Archives: May 2021

ADRA & You – May

A Message from the CEO The End of Financial Year is just around the corner! At ADRA that means finalising our strategies, programs and budgets for the upcoming year. It is a busy time and we ask that you keep us in your prayers. There has been a lot going […]

Flood Assistance – East Coast Australian Floods

According to the Bureau of Meteorology,¬†the East Coast of New South Wales experienced its wettest week ever in mid-March, 2021. The week-long heavy rainfall resulted in significant flooding near catchment areas, including areas of southern Queensland. In some areas on the Mid North-Coast, flooding reached record heights and the Hawkesbury-Nepean […]

Farewelling Eddy Johnson

After 14 years as manager of the ADRA Community Care Centre at Blacktown, Pastor Eddy Johnson retired in early 2021. COVID restrictions delayed a formal farewell, but Conference ADRA Director Malcolm Rea hosted a luncheon on May 26 (before the most recent COVID-19 lockdown) in Eddy‚Äôs honour. Denison Grellmann, CEO […]

From a ‘nobody’ to a ‘somebody’ – Wilson’s Story

‚ÄúI thought I was a ‚Äėnobody‚Äô. Now I know I‚Äôm a ‚Äėsomebody.‚Äô‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Wilson Crouched over in the dirt, Wilson is surrounded by chickens. As Wilson goes about his work, there is no wiping the smile off his face. Those chickens changed his life. Wilson was born and raised in […]

Evacuation Centres to Become Accessible

The Pacific Islands¬†are one¬†of the most¬†disaster-prone¬†regions¬†in the world.¬†As such, humanitarian organisations like ADRA work with locals to ensure that communities are ‚Äėdisaster ready.‚Äô¬† Being ‚Äėdisaster ready‚Äô includes¬†activities¬†like¬†identifying evacuation centres¬†using a Geographic Information System (GIS),¬†having prepositioned supplies ready to distribute should disaster strike¬†and preparing homes and crops in the lead up […]

UPDATE: ADRA’s response to COVID-19 in India

Published: 10 May 2021. Information is accurate at the time of posting. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is preparing to airlift critical medical supplies and several oxygen generation systems to ease India‚Äôs COVID-19 health crisis. ADRA is partnering with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including its Health Ministries Department, […]

Disaster Updates – Winter 2021

Timor-Leste Flooding¬† After torrential rain hit Timor-Leste on April 4, the Seventh-day Adventist¬†Church in Dili and ADRA Timor-Leste has responded by distributing household kits. These¬†kits included bedding and kitchen items, food, cleaning¬†supplies¬†and drinking water¬†for¬†families requiring urgent support.‚ÄĮ‚ÄúADRA Timor-Leste is ready to keep supporting these services with available resources to help […]

Volunteer Profile – Linda D’Abreu

“Volunteering gives everyone the opportunity to use their God-given talents. It transforms lives.¬†And you could be the reason someone’s life changes.”¬†‚Äď Linda¬†D’Abreu¬† From Tuesday to Thursday, you will find Linda at the ADRA Mt Druitt Community Care¬†Centre.¬†Linda sorts through donated goods for the op shop and helps distribute food parcels. […]

Weekend of healing for women affected by the 2020 Far South Coast bushfires

Words: Amandine Ahrens. This story was originally published in Bega District News, with details added by ADRA Australia Throughout the bushfire season of 2019/20, Bega Seventh-day Adventist Church partnered with ADRA to support their local and surrounding communities who were evacuating to escape the flames. Over one year on, the […]

ADRA’s response to COVID-19 in India

ADRA is scaling up emergency operations in India to save thousands of lives in COVID-19 affected communities. The country is struggling with an unprecedented second outbreak of COVID-19 with more than 350,000 new coronavirus cases daily, according to the World Health Organization. Over 208,000 people have died in India since […]