Today, Dean Russell MP met with the team from ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) during a visit to the British Union Conference (BUC) headquarters.
ADRA, the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, operates within the 20-million strong Adventist community, which boasts hundreds of thousands of churches worldwide and is recognised for having the world's largest integrated healthcare and education network.
As part of their commitment to making a positive impact across the globe, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries. Through partnerships with local communities, organisations, and governments, ADRA ensures the delivery of culturally relevant programs that build local capacity for sustainable change.
During the meeting at BUC in Stanborough Park, Dean Russell MP learned about ADRA's impactful work and how the UK team collaborate with project leaders across the world to transform lives and alleviate suffering. ADRA's commitment to providing support and aid to vulnerable communities, especially during times of crisis and disaster, demonstrates their invaluable contribution to humanitarian efforts globally.
Dean Russell MP expressed his gratitude to ADRA team for their dedication and selflessness to serving others. He stated, ‘It was great to meet the team today and learn about the positive impact they make across the globe. I got to hear about their current projects in countries such as Nepal, South Sudan and Zambia, and how their emergency teams are first through the door to provide humanitarian support during crises situations, such as the devastating earthquakes in Syria. Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, ADRA can continue to make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. Id like to say thank you to the UK team for inviting me to share the great work they do.’