We do a lot of humanitarian work through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). It is the official humanitarian agency of the Adventist Church. The agency is operated by the church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.
We see the needs and opportunities present in today’s world and believe that the church – with its strong networks, ability to mobilise volunteers and other resources, its commitment to justice, and drive to love and care for people who are suffering – is in a prime position to bring about positive social change.
The work we do through ADRA is made possible by people like you.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA Australia works as part of the global ADRA network to serve humanity so all may live as God intended – free from poverty and disadvantage. Through the ADRA network, our reach extends into more than 100 countries. We work with communities in Australia and overseas to help them to lift themselves out of poverty, creating a brighter future.
Overseas, ADRA works with communities in the Pacific, Asia and Africa to bring transformative change. Our work is focused in the areas of health, livelihoods and disasters.
In Australia, ADRA partners with local churches to run initiatives such as food pantries, community gardens and emergency relief to help those in the community who would otherwise fall through the cracks. When accessing these services, those receiving assistance also find comfort in the companionship of ADRA and church volunteers, creating a stronger sense of belonging within their community.
Our mission is to work with those most in need – whether they are those who are suffering through poverty or those who have been affected by disaster, or both. We also support Australian’s facing crisis through a range of services including women’s refuges, community meals and refugee support programs.
Here’s where you can find assistance here in Sydney:
You can help by volunteering at one of our centres of support, by dropping off non-perishable foods at one of our food pantries, by referring us to someone you know in need, or by donating to ADRA Australia at www.adra.org.au/donate. All donations to ADRA Australia of $2 or more are tax-deductible.