31 May, 2021
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 on, both in the world and within ADRA. I am excited to share some positive impact stories below, as well as some of the ways we have been responding to disasters.
Thank you for partnering with ADRA and giving others hope for a brighter future.
CEO, ADRA Australia & New Zealand
Thank You for Donating to the Flood Appeal!
The effect of the East Australian Floods in March is still being felt by residents across NSW. Thanks to your support of ADRA’s Flood Appeal, ADRA was able to provide cash grants to 40 households. You can read more about ADRA’s response to the floods here.
End of Financial Year – Wilson’s Story
Born with a disability, Wilson thought he’d be a burden for the rest of his life. With ADRA’s help Wilson learnt how to raise and breed chickens, and now he can support not only himself but also his family. Read his full story here
COVID-19 cases have spread across the Indian border to Nepal where a second wave has taken hold. ADRA’s development project in Nepal, GOAL II, has expanded their program to respond with PPE including sanitiser, faces masks, oxygen masks and hand soap. If you’d like to contribute to the response, you can donate here.
Donation to Flood Response
The ADRA Ulverstone Op Shop (volunteers pictured) has donated $25,000 towards ADRA’s local flood response. ADRA Op Shops nationally use the surplus they generate to support local community groups. After the East Australian Floods, Ulverstone felt their support would be best directed to helping the flood efforts. Thank you Ulverstone!
Josaphine is an 11 year old with a passion for painting and has started selling these artworks. Recently, she donated $300 to ADRA Australia that she raised from selling her paintings.
Thank you Josaphine for your generosity! We love seeing your creativity!
Pathfinders “Locked Up”
The Castle Hill Pathfinder Club ran the “Locked Up For Life” simulation activity to raise funds for the ADRA Community Centre in Blacktown. The event, intended to simulate life as a refugee, raised over $8,000 for ADRA. Thank you Castle Hill Pathfinders!
In Case You Missed It
Volunteer Appreciation Week was May 17-23. We celebrated the hundreds of volunteers that make the work and impact of ADRA Australia possible. If you would like to volunteer with ADRA, click here to register your interest.
An event tailored to nurture and teach coping strategies to women affected by the 2020 bushfires ran for the second time at Kianinny Bush Cottages on April 23-25. You can read the full story here.
ADRA & Afri-Aus Care are expanding their domestic violence and youth-resilience response to the city and regional areas. Thank you Victoria Police, City of Melbourne and local teams on the ground for your support.