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 many millions of 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.
Geelong Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts and runs an ADRA Share Kitchen for anyone homeless or short of a meal in Geelong.
Every Tuesday from 3pm afternoon tea is served, then a vegetarian dinner from 4:30-6pm. We often have food parcels available and limited supplies of clothes and blankets etc. We also offer a laundry service at the same time through service partners when available.
Throughout the year, we take up special ADRA offerings, but the ADRA Appeal, which comes once per year, is a special opportunity to assess our finances and give sacrificially for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Here at Geelong Adventist Church, we are a generous, compassionate church; this generosity and compassion flows from our conviction that God has blessed us so we can be a blessing. We are proud to be a part of a local and global community that takes relief, aid, and disaster work so seriously. Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." ADRA and the Kingscliff Church are all about "the overcoming of it." Won't you come alongside us?
For more info about ADRA and what they're doing all over the world, please visit www.adra.org.au