Austin Disaster Relief Network

Churches of Greater Austin Bringing Hope into Crisis

Austin, TX   |  www.adrntx.org

Mission

To glorify Christ by equipping, empowering, and mobilizing a network of churches to respond to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those affected by disaster in the Greater Austin, TX area.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director and ADRN Founder

Daniel Geraci

Main address

PO Box 15424

Austin, TX 78761 USA

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EIN

26-4789907

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through past disasters like 9/11, Katrina, 2011 Bastrop Fires, and 2015 Memorial Weekend Floods, we have quickly found out that our government, local agencies, churches and ministries alone are not big enough to embrace and handle the magnitude of destruction these disasters bring. Specifically government and local agencies are not equipped to minister to the overwhelming emotional and spiritual needs of individuals affected by a disaster.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disaster Relief Services

Emergency Transportation and Housing
Emergency Financial Assistance
Emotional and Spiritual Care
Call Center Support / Survivor Hotline
Clean-Up Volunteer Labor
Physical Support (Clothing, Bedding, Toiletries, Toys, and other Supplies)
Sponsorship through ADRN’s Disaster Relief Shepherd Program, assisting families through rebuild/repair phase of recovery

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total Disaster Support Aid to Survivors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of disaster

Related Program

Disaster Relief Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

IN 2020, ADRN'S NETWORK OF CHURCHES RESPONDED TO 243 DISASTER INCIDENTS HELPING HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES BY PROVIDING EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND PHYSICAL CARE TO THESE FAMILIES.

Total Number of Lives Impacted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Victims of disaster

Related Program

Disaster Relief Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ADRN HAS OVER 190 CHURCHES AND THOUSANDS OF TRAINED VOLUNTEERS ON ITS NETWORK. SINCE 2010, ADRN HAS SPONSORED OVER 3,300 FAMILIES, MEETING THEIR EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND PHYSICAL NEEDS.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through past disasters like 9/11, Katrina, 2011 Bastrop Fires, 2015 Memorial Weekend Floods, and Hurricane Harvey we have quickly found out that our government, local agencies, churches, and ministries alone are not big enough to embrace and handle the magnitude of destruction these disasters bring. Specifically government and local agencies are not equipped to minister to the overwhelming emotional and spiritual needs of individuals affected by a disaster. With the threat of future hurricanes, tornadoes, escalating threats of terrorism, biochemical warfare, and pandemic catastrophes, the body of Christ in greater Austin, like Joseph in the Bible, needs to be equipped to respond to the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of these individuals. In preparation for these short and long-term disaster relief efforts, ADRN has developed and trained a network of churches and volunteers to organize, mobilize and connect in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Network of Relationships
ADRN Coordinates with local and state government, disaster agencies, businesses, ministries and the local church. We facilitate and assist in communication, building bridges and fostering trust and understanding between the various groups involved.

Disaster Preparedness and Training
We offer a variety of different training classes to prepare Christians emotionally, spiritually and physically for effectively responding in disaster. Our focus is to train them to be prepared and equipped to help their neighbor or city. ADRN also prepares churches to respond to emergencies within their community.

Disaster Relief Operations
We deploy trained volunteers in disaster in multiple areas such as: Incident Command, Trauma and Emotional Care, Chaplaincy, Case Management, Sponsoring Surviving Families, HAM Radio Communications, Call Center Operations, Warehouse, Clean-Up, and more. ADRN has coordinated and managed over 15,000 volunteers in disaster response.

Sectors
ADRN has divided the greater Austin area into 12 sectors and is developing each of those sectors to respond to needs within a matter of hours after a disaster strikes. Each sector will have an ADRN Sector Leader that will organize and mobilize the community of churches, ministries and businesses within the sector to effectively work together.

Disaster Relief Coordinators
Each church, ministry or business participating will be asked to assign a dedicated Disaster Relief Coordinator (DRC) that will act as a liaison between their organization and ADRN.

Sector Leaders
ADRN's Sector Leaders will primarily work with the Disaster Relief Coordinators (DRC) in their sector to develop volunteers, collect data, organize vital resources within their organization, coordinate training, implement the organization's disaster plan, and collaborate with other DRCs within the sector.

Church Designation
Each church that joins the network will be given one of four designations, depending on the size of the church. These categories are: X-Large, Large, Medium or Small. By doing this, it will help us determine the number of families a church community may sponsor, depending on the number of people affected by the disaster.

Ministry & Business Designation
Each ministry and business that joins the network will also be designated as one of six categories: Food, Clothing, Shelter, Furniture, Warehouse, and Transportation. By categorizing ministries and businesses, this will help ADRN determine in advance our network's resources and help us work efficiently and effectively in a timely manner.

Sponsoring Families
Our ultimate goal is to make sure every family affected by a disaster is sponsored by our network of churches to provide for their emotional, physical and spiritual short and long-term needs in an effective, efficient and organized manner. We believe this is the Lord's heart. ADRN will help identify and train Disaster Relief Shepherds (those who will walk with these families) within a church and will provide additional resources to participating churches through our network of ministries and businesses, to help meet these families' needs.

There are over 1,100 churches in the greater Austin Area, and today we have over 185 churches and growing in the network.

We would like to grow the number of local churches trained and part of the network.

Financials

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Austin Disaster Relief Network

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rob Harrell

Dirk Dozier

Owner of 7works and DKWorks

Daniel Geraci

Austin Disaster Relief Network

Bruce Clements

Tina Steckler

Retired

Rob Harrell

Debbie Leverett

Brian Alarid

President and CEO of America Prays

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/04/2021

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Leadership

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