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Disaster Relief Network ‘here to help’

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by Tai Moses

Central Texas residents impacted by winter storm Uri will be able to receive emergency assistance later this week at an intake center operated by Austin Disaster Relief Network. The intake center will be staffed by skilled volunteers who will help residents with food, gas, housing and repairing storm damage to their homes. Volunteers are also trained to help “connect residents with available resources including FEMA support and funds donated to the ADRN Winter Storm 2021 Fund.” ADRN Executive Director Daniel Geraci said in an announcement, “Many Central Texas residents still have damage to their homes from fallen trees and debris as well as pipes that burst during the deep freeze. Our network of churches stands ready to walk with these families impacted by the storm with the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need until they’ve fully recovered. It’s hard to overstate the impact this winter storm continues to have on families needing help with plumbing so they can have safe water, or they may even be unable to live in their homes at all because of flood damage. We’re here to help.” Pre-register for assistance at ADRN.org. The intake center will operate on Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last appointment begins at 4 p.m.) and Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (last appointment begins at 3 p.m.) at Promiseland Church, 1504 E. 51st St.

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