The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) was established in November 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide humanitarian relief and welfare. ADRA’s work grew rapidly with major programs in several countries, emphasizing community development, food distribution, institutional development, and ongoing disaster relief. From an initial worldwide staff of approximately 600, ADRA’s activities soon included: building health clinics in Africa, assisting hurricane victims in Central America, teaching hygiene and health to children in Asia, and promoting awareness of worldwide humanitarian needs through ADRA’s Global Village in the United States. ADRA is currently one of the leading non-governmental relief organizations in the world.
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