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Adventist Community Service and Disaster Response

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Joe Watts
Community Services and Disaster Response Coordinator

E-mail: jwatts@txsda.org

Phone: 817.641.7679

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Video: How to Prepare a Flood Bucket

Video: ACS mobile unit delivers aid to Louisiana town from SAU Journalism/Communication on Vimeo.

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Help us fill these Yellow ACS clean-up buckets!

We need your help to fill these five-gallon, yellow, ACS-branded buckets with the cleaning supplies that will enable disaster survivors to begin the overwhelming job of cleanup. From sponges and towels to dust masks and trash bags, the items that are placed in the buckets for distribution are designed to meet the needs of those who are suffering in the wake of a disaster. Your donation to Texas Adventist Community Services will fill these buckets and help people begin to put the pieces of their lives back together. Click the button or banner below to donate:

Texas Adventist Community Services Training Schedule

Adventists Community Services (ACS) Area Meetings are where ACS Leaders and Volunteers gather to meet, network, and learn about new ventures.

Please plan to attend one of the following Area ACS Meetings:

  • Events to be posted as they are scheduled.

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Trainings

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) is known nationwide for its expertise in donations management.  The Donations Operations class is the core class for volunteers to learn how to be ready to serve in times of disaster.  Following a disaster, individuals want to help; so they gather items to give, and when these donations arrive at the disaster site they can become the second disaster if they are not organized and efficiently managed.  Plan to attend one of the trainings and be prepared to help and truly make a difference when disaster strikes!  Classes are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Upon successful completion of the free class, attendees are eligible for ACS DR credentials ($7).

Donations Operations Trainings:

  • Events to be posted as they are scheduled.

Learn how to be of assistance to communities devastated by disaster.  Attend one of these classes and be prepared to make a difference in the lives of those affected.

 

What we do | How we can help you

Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within this United States and Bermuda. Adventist Community Services meets people's immediate needs through social services such as tutoring and mentoring programs, youth volunteer corps, health screening, education, inner city missions, and disaster response.

 

In the Southwestern Union, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response provides services to disaster victims, their families, and communities. When disaster strikes, local church and conference disaster coordinators evaluate the damage and situation, and then take appropriate action. Collection centers are designated to receive donated items and distribution centers are set up to serve the needs of victims with clothing, household items and other items. If needed, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response manages warehouse operations where donated goods are stored and organized for distribution. It also provides door-to-door visitations, listening posts, and pastoral care for disaster victims' emotional and spiritual needs.

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