Harvey Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

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

  • Donate items for Survivor/Clean-up Kits to Covenant Hall. If you purchase these items on Amazon, be sure to use smile.amazon.com and choose Austin Disaster Relief Network as your charity of choice! Kits include:
    ☐ Three N-95 masks
    ☐ One large spray bottle
    ☐ One 1.27 liter bottle of bleach
    ☐ One bottle antibacterial multipurpose cleaner
    ☐ One can of powder cleanser (Bon Ami, etc.)
    ☐ Two scrub brushes
    ☐ One bar of soap
    ☐ One radial dish brush
    ☐ Two packages of latex gloves (2 pairs per package)
    ☐ Two Brillo sponges
    ☐ Two regular sponges
    ☐ One pair of safety goggles
    ☐ Two cloth rags
    ☐ One medium roll of kitchen trash bags
    ☐ An encouraging note to a family or survivor

Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ADRN Disaster Relief Shepherd Training (DRS) at Covenant. Sign up. 

Shaped to Serve day of service, Nov. 4 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Prepare/assemble cleanup kits.

Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., return Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5: Houston area clean up and service. Meals and lodging provided.

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
    • Orientation and Preparedness Training sessions dates, times and locations:
      • Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ADRN Disaster Relief Shepherd Training (DRS) at Covenant.

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.