The recent floods in the Blanco and Wimberley areas of Central Texas have damaged 1,400 homes, destroyed 70, left 500 families homeless, killed six, and nine more are still missing and presumed dead. The devastation and human and physical loss is overwhelming.
Trinity members prepared and donated food for ADRN volunteers and flood victims, donated 200 pounds of clothing and shoes, and $1,000 in Home Depot gift cards to be used in the rebuilding of homes.
“Trinity has supported ADRN as they’ve responded to the damages caused by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the fertilizer explosions in West, Texas, as well as other hurricanes and floods,” said the Rev. Dale L. Chrisman, Rector of Trinity Anglican Church. “Our members have a heart for compassion and outreach and they always respond generously when disaster strikes our brothers and sisters.”
Trinity Anglican Church was formed in November 2009. Meeting in Villa Antonia, a special events facility between Cedar Park and Lago Vista, Texas, the church is in the early stages of building its own facilities in the beautiful hills near Lake Travis. The church is a member of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), a fast-growing organization of 980 churches in 32 dioceses around North America. The ACNA is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which consists of approximately 85 million members.
ADRN was founded when Austin church leaders determined that a Christian response to disasters was needed. ADRN meets the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of those affected by disaster. The organization’s mission statement says it will mobilize the Body of Christ to organize, mobilize, prepare, train, and respond quickly to meet the needs of those affected by a disaster.
Trinity Anglican Church of Lago Vista, Texas presents checks and gift cards to Stephen Brewer, Associate Director of ADRN (Austin Disaster Relief Network) to help rebuild the 1,400 homes partially destroyed and the 70 homes totally destroyed in the Memorial Day Floods in Wimberley, Blanco, Taylor, and Smithville in Central Texas. (l to r): Stephen Brewer, Associate Director of ADRN; the Rev. Dale L. Chrisman, Rector of Trinity Anglican Church of Lago Vista; and Robyn Pond, a Trinity member and ADRN Coordinator.