Jan 08

ADRA Awards ACS $50,000 to Help Wildfire Survivors in California

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has announced it will provide financial support totaling $50,000 to the Adventist Community Services (ACS) who has been coordinating efforts to help survivors of Butte County, California recover from deadly wildfires, which started on November 8 and later contained on November 25 in 2018. …

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Nov 12

ADRA Connections Offers Service Scholarships to Young Adults to Volunteer Overseas

SILVER SPRING, MD (November 12, 2018)– The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)’s global volunteer program ADRA Connections is launching a new service scholarship that will allow thousands of young people in the U.S. to be more active through volunteerism and become agents of change to contribute to the development of communities abroad. “We want to …

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Oct 18

Double Amputee Woman to Complete Upcoming New York City Full Marathon

Washington, DC (October 18, 2018) — Brazilian athlete Adriele Silva, 31, looks forward to crossing the finish line at mile 26.2 of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4. The New York Road Runners, who has organized the race since 1970, believes she will be the first female double amputee to complete …

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Oct 15

ADRA JOINS FAITH GROUPS TO DISCUSS CHILDREN ON THE MOVE

FAITH GROUPS GATHER TO DISCUSS CHILDREN ON THE MOVE October 15, 2018 – This week a diverse group of organizations will come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move. According to UNICEF, more than …

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Oct 04

ADRA Receives Air Support to Help with Ongoing Relief Aid in Indonesia

SILVER SPRING, MD, (OCTOBER 4, 2018) – As response efforts continue for thousands of affected people hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake followed by an 18-foot tsunami, which struck the town of Palu and nearby areas in central Sulawesi in Indonesia, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has received air support thanks to …

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Oct 03

Statement Regarding Yemen

Silver Spring, Maryland – October 3, 2018 The following statement is to clarify an Associated Press story (“UN suspends crucial cash aid to 9 million Yemenis”) published on Tuesday, October 3, 2018 regarding ADRA’s country director in Yemen and ADRA’s work in the country. “This is a very disturbing situation, but we stand on these …

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Sep 30

EMERGENCY: Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami

ADRA is responding in Indonesia following an earthquake and tsunami that took the life of thousands. An estimated 1.5 million people have now been affected by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed it. More than 1,500 deaths have already been reported and another 2,500 people have reported major injuries. Close …

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Sep 17

ADRA Ready to Respond to Major Storms Affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate. “Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, …

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Sep 16

ADRA Deploys Relief Efforts After Super Typhoon Strikes the Philippines

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 15, 2018) – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines has deployed an emergency response team to assess the situation and provide aid to some of the communities most affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong. The powerful typhoon, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, …

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Sep 14

ADRA Ready to Respond to Multiple Storms

The Atlantic and the Pacific Rocked by Tropical Storms Florence, Isaac, Helene, and Mangkhut Set to Cause Potential Devastation  SILVER SPRING, MD, September 14, 2018 – Since Tuesday, September 11, the world has been closely watching as powerful storms are set to pass through several countries, including the Carolinas in the U.S., the Lesser Antilles …

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