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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Oct 19

Connection in a time of COVID

Words: Sue Beament – ADRA Manager at Ferntree Gully One freezing, wet and windy Monday, volunteers were dodging raindrops to load up cars with food packages. By 2pm, the delivery drivers were off when an old van entered the car park. A woman, Amanda*, climbed out and hurried through the …

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Oct 15

99 year-old Enid walks the City2Surf to help others get back on their feet

UPDATE: At 99 years of age, Enid Webster completed her sixth City2Surf over the weekend to raise funds for the ADRA Appeal. She completed the 14km walk in just under 3 hours and 30 minutes and says of her daily walks, “Regular walking sure pays off!” as the next day …

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Sep 16

Recovering from fires – Bega Valley

On the border between NSW and Victoria, three hours from Canberra lies the Bega Valley. With beautiful hills and gorgeous coastal hamlets, it is hard to believe that the region has been ravaged by fires multiple times in recent years. On March 18 2018, fires in Tathra resulted in the …

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Sep 14

Ross’ Story

Ross was happily living out his retirement with his wife in western Sydney, but in the space of a week his life was turned upside down. “My wife passed away very suddenly,” Ross says. “She was only 47. I was quite shocked and heartbroken and I wasn’t in a good …

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Sep 08

Victor Harbor Op Shop Delivering Fun to Disadvantaged School Communities

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many businesses and families within our local community continue to do it tough. The Victor Harbor ADRA Op Shop sees all too often the vulnerability and disadvantage many are facing. Manager Dawn Peterson, alongside approximately 35 other volunteers at ADRA Op Shop …

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Sep 08

ADRA in North-West Tasmania

ADRA volunteers in the north-west of Tasmania have been supporting their local communities with fresh produce and non-perishable items through the Waratah Community Centre, delivery to the doors, and Smithton Food Pantry. Recently, community interest in the Smithton Food Pantry has grown as result of a Facebook campaign, resulting in …

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Sep 08

Brisbane Spanish Church Reaches Out to International Students in Time of Need

“God has placed in my heart the desire to help international students, since I have also been a student in other countries, and I know it is not easy,” says Pastor Yimi Duarte of Brisbane Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Due to the pandemic many students were left without work and …

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Sep 08

Counselling continues through COVID-19

“Coming home after a lengthy prison sentence can present far more challenges than most people realise. Being constantly told what to do and when to do it can take away a person’s confidence to make decisions. Years without an income takes its toll on the families who wait outside for …

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Sep 08

ADRA Drought Response in SA

  Since December 2019, ADRA has been involved in Drought Relief activities in South Australia. The response has seen a volunteer team visit the Mallee Region, where drought-affected farmers and families were identified. The team then visited with some of those farmers and discussed their situation and listened to their …

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