Love Thy Neighbour
ADRA's Response to COVID-19
Love thy Neighbour (as thyself) is known as the golden rule throughout the bible. It encourages us to show love to all those around us, our neighbours. ADRA is acting on this verse, and encouraging you, and all our supporters to do the same.
During initial lock down measures, many people lost their jobs, or at least a part of their income. The financial burden compounded with stress about health and uncertainty during unprecedented times was difficult for many. During this time it was important for us to show our neighbours love which is why together we supported over 1100 kiwi families in need. Together we helped over 4000 people through the provision of grocery gift cards and mobile phone top-ups, and in some cases food packs.
We have worked with a network of volunteers in Adventist churches throughout New Zealand who have helped to identify families in need in their local community and directly connect and care for those families with ADRAs support.
However, we recognise that even after higher levels of lockdown, many families are still struggling as a result of COVID-19. This is why we are committed to continuing our response by providing even more families with these essentials.
We are now in the process of working with our volunteers to identify more families in need of help during these difficult times.
We want to thank everyone that has already given, because of you we have been able to extend this response! If you would like to give, you can do so by donating below.