How We Help

AVDRN’s primary goal is to serve Christ by sponsoring families affected by disaster through their Disaster Relief Shepherd program. Responding with relief following crisis, AVDRN provides survivors with immediate financial assistance, emotional and spiritual care and connects families with vital resources. Additionally, AVDRN organizes volunteer efforts in the cleanup/muck out of homes, coordinates volunteer labor with partnering agencies and offers funding to complete the repair of homes affected through their sponsorship program.

Disaster Relief Services

  • Emergency financial support for food, clothing, gas, emergency housing, emergency transportation and gift cards for disaster survivors.
  • Emotional/Spiritual Care Team (Crisis Intervention) and Chaplain Support
  • Emergency Call Center for Survivor Assistance
  • Warehousing and Distribution Management of Goods
  • Clean-Up Team Deployments to Assist in Cleaning Up Damaged Homes
  • Volunteer Management and Coordination
  • Sponsorship through AVDRN’s Disaster Relief Shepherd program, offering long-term support and critical resources to assist survivors during the rebuild/repair phase of relief, while meeting their emotional/spiritual needs.
  • Sponsor Families of Disaster

AVDRN through the network of churches, sponsor families and individuals of disaster through the Disaster Relief Shepherd program. Volunteers within an assigned church, walk alongside survivors to assist them as needed until they are back on their feet and into their homes.

Preparedness and Training

AVDRN has trained, prepared and equipped volunteers to be ready to respond quickly in the event of disaster. Training is provided in various areas of support including CISM, CERT, HAM Radio Communications, Chaplaincy, First Aid, Emergency Medical Response, Spiritual Readiness and more.

Training and Certifications

Through AVDRN’s training program, volunteers and individuals may become certified in various nationally recognized training courses. Internal training pathways are based on the skill set and volunteer direction of each individual. Credentials are then used to build teams of trained volunteers ready to respond to the need in times of crisis. Click here to read more about our training opportunities. Click here to read more about our training opportunities.


AVDRN has a core team of volunteers that pray continually for the vision and mission of AVDRN. Prayer is at the root of our daily devotion to serve others in great need, whether it be in disaster or in need of our support through the Body of Christ.

Resources / Donations

We are always looking for partners who share our mission to serve others in disaster or in great need. Vital resources in hardship, help AVDRN move families out of trauma and into a new life. To give to AVDRN, click here.