May 28

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’s honour. Denison Grellmann, CEO …

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May 07

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.” – 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. …

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May 07

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 …

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May 05

How David’s Gift Became a Sanctuary

David John Brown always cared about helping women in their time of need and he wanted this to be his legacy. So, he left a gift in his will to ADRA.  David specified that his gift was to be used to support women’s refuges. At the same time that David’s gift came through to …

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May 01

ADRA Op Shop – Busselton

Words: Jennie Walker, ADRA Busselton Op Shop Manager The Busselton ADRA Op Shop is located in the Busselton CBD, right near Centrelink. During COVID-19, with so many waiting in line outside Centrelink, a whole new clientele has discovered the shop. Early in 2016, the landlord informed the Management Committee that …

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Apr 21

Kangaroo Island Go Local

For the first time since COVID-19 restricted travel, an ADRA Connections Go Local trip took place from April 12-20. The Go Local trip saw year 12 and recently graduated students from Prescott College Southern in South Australia visit Kangaroo Island to help with bushfire recovery efforts. From December 2019, bushfire …

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Feb 08

Black Summer Fires – One Year On

“We were burnt out on New Year’s Eve,” said Bill. “It’s had a fair impact on our property.” It has been one year since the 2019-2020 bushfire season ravaged the Australian landscape. Known as the ‘Black Summer Fires’, the fires burned over 17 million hectares, claimed 33 lives and wiped …

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Jan 19

A Christmas Hamper Collaboration

The delivery of 100 food hampers in December 2020 brought relief and joy to those who would otherwise have gone without over Christmas. The Christmas hampers were the result of a collaboration between Adventist Healthcare through the Sydney Adventist Hospital, ADRA Australia, and local Seventh-day Adventist Churches and pathfinder clubs. …

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Jan 18

Black Summer – Bill and Sandra

On 31 December 2019 while Australians prepared to bring in the New Year, a ferocious fire ripped through Bill and Sandra’s property in East Gippsland, Victoria. Since early 2016, life on the farm had become progressively more difficult as the long-term effects of the drought took hold. Bill and Sandra …

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Oct 27

ADRA Australia and ADRA New Zealand Alliance

Friday 30 October 2020 An alliance between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Australia and in New Zealand is in the process of being formalised. As part of the global ADRA Network, both ADRA Australia and ADRA New Zealand share the same purpose to ‘serve humanity so all …

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