ADRA offers support and encourages churches to assist flood relief effort

Crosslands Convention Centre the day after it was spared from flooding. (Credit: Bruce Hill)

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With water now beginning to recede after New South Wales experienced record flooding over the past week, thousands of people are returning to their properties to assess the damage.

ADRA Australia is assisting the flood-relief effort by directly supporting affected households with cash grants, and supporting the wider community by providing cash grants to a network of Seventh-day Adventist Churches who are willing and able to respond to their community’s needs.

How you can help:

Churches in affected areas: If your church is in an affected area and would like to respond, you can download this PDF to read ideas about what you can do, and instructions on accessing funding.

Churches in unaffected areas: If your church is not in a flood-affected area but would still like to support the relief effort, you can host a fundraiser. For fundraising ideas, download this pdf. If your church decides to host a fundraiser, please register the event on the ADRA website. There will also be the possibility of organising an individual or church fundraiser through ADRA’s GoFundraise platform. Please contact ADRA directly on 1800 242 372 if you would like to set this up. Please note: ADRA Australia will not be accepting or coordinating the distribution of donated goods such as food or clothing.

Applying for a grant:

Churches: If your church would like to apply for a cash grant to respond to the floods, please contact your Conference ADRA director for an assistance form.

Households: If you or someone you know has been affected by the floods, get in touch with your Conference ADRA director.

ADRA Australia will be posting regular updates via their Facebook page and Instagram. If you wish to support ADRA’s response financially, visit or call 1800 242 372.

Please continue to pray for those who have been affected and the people who are responding. The response and clean up from this flooding event will take months.

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