The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an international humanitarian agency that was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an expression of Christ’s example of serving and caring for those in need. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS), the agency changed its name to ADRA in 1984 and is now one of the leading non-governmental relief organizations in the world. In 2008 alone it assisted more than 20 million people with USD $120 million in aid. More than 5,000 ADRA staff members and volunteers currently work in more than 100 countries.
Assessing needs in harmony with governments, communities and other agencies to create an environment for effective service, support and development.
Building bridges between the church and communities
ADRA is committed to building mutual relationships that will result in openness so that proper assessment can be undertaken, service provided, needs met, resulting in sustainable growth and development.
- Proper Relationships
Our hope is to work in harmony with ADRA Caribbean Union and ADRA International as we seek to meet the needs of our communities nationally, regionally and internationally.