Harvey Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Covenant’s mission partner, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is leading the community in rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.

  • ADRN continues to support Harvey recovery with Love Port Arthur weekends. The next weekend is Jan. 19-21. Get more info here.
  • Find other ways to volunteer with Harvey relief here.


Sign up as an ADRN Volunteer. ADRN volunteers must be trained. A full list of all sessions can be found at ADRN.org/events. The next opportunity is:

  • Orientation and Preparedness Training: After training, volunteers are notified by text or phone and can be deployed to areas needing relief. You could be deployed to a disaster site for clean up or other needs
    • Please check back for January dates. The last training for 2017 was Dec. 12.

Questions? Please contact Covenant’s ADRN liaison Steve Bissell at sbissell@austin.rr.com or Kay Austin at kaustin@covenant.org.

Manos Donations are Scarce Due to Harvey

The Manos de Cristo food pantry is nearly bare! Manos is critically short on food and clothing as its usual resources are closed to Manos clients due to Harvey. Key items needed include juice, shelf milk, beans (canned and loose), canned soup, macaroni and cheese, and cereal. Clothing is needed too. Covenant has a collection place in Eaton Hall for Manos donations. Contact Cheryl Banks at cherylbanks5@gmail.com.