After record levels of rainfall caused severe flooding in Auckland (New Zealand) starting on Friday, January 23, teams of volunteers from local Adventist churches gathered to respond.
With many families affected in their region, Ponsonby Adventist Church opened its doors as an evacuation centre providing bedding, water and food for anyone displaced by the floods and in need of accommodation.
Sanitarium donated pallets of WeetBix and Up&Go to be distributed to families in need.
Based in Mangere—one of the heavily impacted suburbs—the Auckland Seventh-day Adventist High School opened its doors to the ADRA team as a base for collecting emergency supplies. A group of volunteers from the Auckland Brazillian church has been assisting with the supply distribution.
ADRA team members also visited local emergency centres to provide any remaining supplies and volunteer their time helping evacuated families.
To learn more about ADRA’s response and to donate, visit adra.org.nz/respond.