Without warning, disasters can devastate communities and leave survivors in trauma.

do you have a plan?

We equip Christ-centered disaster relief networks to train, prepare, and unite local churches to provide disaster relief solutions to their community.

Disasters are increasing in scope and severity.

Oftentimes the Church finds itself ill-equipped and unprepared to meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors. Equipped with powerful tools and time-tested strategies, we believe networks of churches are poised to provide life-sustaining disaster relief that meets the holistic needs of survivors. Are the churches in your community ready to take the first step towards real solutions for preparedness? Together, we can lead the transformation of cities across the nation in times of disaster.

FREE 90-Minute Information Session

Join us for an introduction to UDRN’s training program. Learn about the four core competencies of the Disaster Response Model and more. In this session, explore if a Disaster Relief Network is needed in your city, and how you can take the next steps. Register for upcoming session today!

WHAT WE DO

We Equip Leaders, Launch Networks, and Transform Communities.

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Critical Network Infrastructure to mobilize and deploy your volunteers across the city, and to shepherd survivors beyond the initial disaster.

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Foundational tools including online forms and documents, a Learning Management System to quickly onboard and train your volunteers, and a Volunteer Management System that tracks volunteer hours and credentials.

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Vital relationships with disaster relief and business professionals to address your toughest challenges, and a National Network of peers who’ve successfully launched Disaster Relief Networks in other cities.

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Essential resources to help launch your network, even in the midst of a disaster, helping you quickly onboard new team members, aid survivors impacted, and provide resources to support recovery.

We believe a prepared Church brings HOPE in times of crisis.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

NATIONAL TRAINING ACADEMY

Our program equips you with the foundational knowledge to launch a church network in your city.

Proven Scalable Model

Survivor Care Solutions

Network Development

Fundamental Leadership Skills

Tested Response Strategies

Leadership Coaching

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

Whether seeking to launch a Disaster Relief Network in your city or considering adding disaster response to an existing organization, National Training Academy is the perfect program to help you become a key leader in disaster relief solutions in your community.

UDRN is leveraging the experience and successful results of the Austin Disaster Relief Network (adrn.org), established in 2009 in Austin, Texas. The disaster response model focuses on strategies and techniques around four core competencies that when executed among a network of churches allows credentialed and trained volunteers to provide short- and long-term survivor care to those affected. Survivor care solutions address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the survivor.

INSIGHT FROM ATTENDEES

Watch the video to hear insight from several leaders who attended the first National Training Academy in the fall of 2019.

UPCOMING TRAINING

FREE 90-Minute Information Session

Join us for an introduction to UDRN’s training program. Learn about the four core competencies of the Disaster Response Model and more. In this session, explore if a Disaster Relief Network is needed in your city, and how you can take the next steps. Register for upcoming session today!

NATIONAL TRAINING ACADEMY

Intensive Course (4 Days)

Whether you are looking to add disaster response to your existing organization or you are ready as a Church or Ministry leader to learn how to take the first steps to launch a Disaster Relief Network, this is the course for you. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you take the first step.

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About UDRN

United Disaster Relief Network (UDRN) equips Christ-centered disaster relief networks to train prepare, and unite local churches to provide disaster relief solutions to their community.

Transparency

United Disaster Relief Network is the National Division of Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN).

 

ADRN is a tax-exempt charity and a proud ECFA Accredited organization following the highest standards in the non-profit world in terms of financial stewardship.

 

ADRN is honored to have earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, highlighting the difference we help to make in the world.

 

ADRN has been awarded the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certification due to our commitment to a higher standard of open and accountable relationships with donors.

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