Program FAQs

  1. What type of projects does ADRA work on?
    Put simply, ADRA improves the lives of people around the world through humanitarian aid programs. The agency searches out deprivation, social injustice, and need — then works to eliminate them. ADRA has an extensive array of programs ranging from supporting families, addressing world hunger and poverty to international disaster relief.
  2. How can I be involved in ADRA's programs?
  3. Can I donate to a specific project or program?
    Yes, if you would like to support a specific area of ADRA's work you can choose a category of development that fits your particular interest. All of the areas ADRA works in are important, but find one or two that you’re really passionate about and then get involved. Make it your mission, that's the only way we can truly change the world.
  4. In what countries does ADRA work?
    ADRA is changing the world in more than 120 countries around the globe without regard to gender, age, ethnicity or political or religious association. An interactive map is available that provides detailed reference to ADRA's work around the world.
  5. What is the enditnow® campaign?
    enditnow® is a global campaign to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence against women and girls around the world. It aims to mobilize Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue. More information is available at www.enditnow.org.
  6. Are ADRA International projects audited?
    The ADRA office in each donor country (funding country office) is responsible for coordinating audits for the project(s) they are funding. Responsibilities of the Internal Audit Office at ADRA Headquarters include monitoring and arranging external audits for projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The General Conference Auditing Service audits ADRA country/administration accounting. All audit reports are submitted to ADRA Headquarters Internal Audit Office. In turn, these reports are presented to and reviewed by the ADRA Audit Review Committee, which reports directly to ADRA's International's Board of Directors. ADRA International Headquarters is audited yearly by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  7. How does ADRA International help in the United States?
    While ADRA International operates development and emergency management programs overseas, when a disaster strikes in the Unites States ADRA works together with local organizations and trusted partners to provide assistance to those who have been affected. ADRA partners with organizations like Adventist Community Services (ACS) by allocating funding for domestic emergency response programs. By collaborating with local organizations that have established relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, ADRA and partners like ACS are better able to meet the urgent needs of those who have been affected by disasters.
  8. Do ADRA International programs benefit Adventist Church members?
    When a disaster strikes, humanitarian aid agencies are often assigned specific areas to implement projects, and if Adventist members who are affected by the disaster are living in the area assigned to ADRA, they will receive aid. ADRA has hundreds of projects worldwide that benefit Adventist members who are living in the areas where it works. However, ADRA helps those who need it most, regardless of their religious affiliation.