ADRA Australia is part of the global ADRA network, and is the official humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
ADRA has a presence in 126 countries, and impacts more than 30 million lives each year.
Overseas projects of ADRA include literacy and income-generation programs for women in Nepal, HIV/AIDS awareness programs for people in Malawi, flying clinics for the remote communities of Papua New Guinea, and schools for Myanmar refugees in Thailand.
In Australia, ADRA runs a large range of services including women's refuges, crisis relief and youth resilience programs.
If you're interested in getting involved with one of ADRA's overseas projects please check out the ADRA Connections Program. For more info visit www.adra.org.au or call 1800 24 ADRA
ADRA in Kingscliff
In NSW, ADRA is officially responsible for the provision of emergency accommodation in times of disaster. The Emergency Response Coordinator for Kingscliff Church is Kevin Johnson. In years gone by, he has been called upon to help find accommodation for those displaced by floods in the Chinderah region.
ADRA Appeal 2015
In the 2015 ADRA Appeal ('Knocktober', which is now just a few months away!) there are plans to set up collection centres in shopping centres, markets, and online (a virtual door-knock), in addition to traditional door-knocking and fundraising methods.
Tweed Valley Adventist College (TVAC) and the Pathfinders will also be involved.
If you would like to be involved (or simply would like more information) please contact us here. We'd love to hear from you!
ADRA Appeal 2014
Thanks to phenomenal support from volunteer door-knockers and the community, well over $8,000 (close to $9,000) was raised in the 2014 'Knocktober' appeal. Wow! This represents a substantial increase on the previous year. If you were involved, thank you! We couldn't have done this without you. These funds, of course, support ADRA's humanitarian and aid projects in Australia, the South Pacific, Asia and Africa.
ADRA Appeal 2013
The Australia wide ADRA Appeal is now conducted in October, and is officially known as "Knocktober". Like other years, with the enthusiastic support of church members and the community, the appeal was a great success raising over $3200! Volunteers sacrificed their time to go door knocking and a sports night raised $500 in donations. All funds go toward the worldwide mission and will help prevent young Thai girls from being trafficked, build clinics for expectant mums in Malawi, provide school support for indigenous kids in Redfern, support fly-in clinics in PNG, refugee schools in Thailand, farming programs in Zambia and so much more.
ADRA Appeal 2012
The annual ADRA Appeal was be conducted from August 1 - August 31. We had a goal of $2000, but through the support of church members as well as the local community, we collected more than $3000! All of this of course went back to support ADRA's worldwide mission of humanitarian and aid projects in Australia, the South Pacific, Asia and Africa.