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Adventist Community Services (ACS)
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The community services ministry reaches out to a variety of needs in our various communities. These may consist of seminars, food or clothing distribution, or help in dealing with local disasters.

*New!  March, 2016 - Click here to see an urgent request which would be a great mission project for your team!
 

Who is Adventist Community Services?
Adventist Community Services is the non-profit, humanitarian agency for the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within the United States and Bermuda through more than 1,100 localities and upholds the beliefs of the World Seventh-day Adventist Church organization.

What does Adventist Community Services do?
Adventist Community Services meets people's immediate needs through social services such as tutoring and mentoring programs, youth volunteer corps, health screening education and assistance, inner city missions and disaster response.

Why does Adventist Community Services exist?
Adventist Community Services' mission is to "serve the poor and hurting in Christ's name." As national crises increase and people's needs become more complex, Adventist Community Services purpose is to care for and show compassion to the disadvantaged by increasing its workforce, resources and innovative programs.

How do I get more information?
There are several ways you can become involved with Adventist Community Services. For brochures or customer service, please call (630) 856-2850, or send an e-mail.

If your church has a Adventist Community Services program and you have an interesting story about how the program is making a difference in the lives of others, please e-mail the article. The article should be 250 - 500 words. It should include a title, author's name and at least one photo with captions. The article may be used for our website here, e-newsletter or printed in other Adventist publications. 

For more information click on one of the links above or click here to visit Adventist Community Services web site. Click here for a list of Illinois Community Service Centers.

Keys to Adventist Community Services is a booklet which gives all the information needed to begin your local church ACS Center​.

Link to the State of Illinois disaster preparedness website.

Our current contact for disaster relief is Robert Bradley.

news from the southern illinois Disaster Response Agency
march 2016

In January, the director, Clyde Liston, was contacted by Nancy Tarasenko, Disaster Response Director for Central Missouri, in cooperation with both the Illinois and Missouri VOAD’S, for our agency to assist in providing relief to the flood victims in both Illinois and Missouri. The agency responded to this call. Below you will find an inventory of the items delivered to the Mid-Rivers SDA Church in St. Petersburg, Missouri for distribution on both sides of the river.  The supplies that were delivered depleted the inventory in all areas of disaster supplies. They are very thankful to the Lord that they had these items to help in this relief effort from the flooding.
 
The Disaster Response agency is requesting your help in replenishing these supplies. Click here for a Disaster Kit Flyer, which describes the contents of each kit.  A special “Disaster Kit Fund” has been created for this project. The monies received will be used exclusively for Disaster Kits for future distribution as needed. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to make up one or more of the kits to donate to the agency – they would be gladly accepted.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, please designate “Disaster Kits” on your check. The address to send your donation is on the bottom of the flyer.   Another suggestion is for your church – through your community services, youth group, or individual ministries to use the guidelines on the flyer to make Disaster Kits and donate them to the Southern Illinois Disaster Response Agency.
 
March is the beginning of tornado season, severe storms, and spring floods.The Souther Illinois Disaster Response Agency strives to be prepared to respond in any capacity.  God bless you for your support and prayers for the continuing efforts of the agency to help those when they need it most. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Clyde Liston