Gettysburg Seventh-day Adventist Church

Community Service


Gettysburg Adventist is a member of ACS or Adventist Community Services.  ACS is one of the most organized and efficient disaster response teams in the United States.  It's large network of volunteers enables large scale disaster relief in areas where others cannot get to fast enough.  ACS was a key player in getting relief to recent hurricane victims and was on the scene distributing aid well before many governmental agencies in some areas.  If you've seen the folks in the yellow shirts on national news reports on relief efforts, you've seen ACS in action.  ACS has received national recognition for it's dedication to disaster relief by many  presidents, including Bush, Clinton, Reagan and Carter. 

There are plenty of great opportunities to get involved in community service activities right here in Getttysburg.  Members are involved in disaster preparedness and relief efforts, Tender Care Pregnancy Center, Homeless Shelter, SCAPP, MS Walkathon,  and more. Our yardsales have become famous in our neighborhood for our selection and super values for low income families.  Our day-old bread program is helping to make use of perfectly good store baked breads and pastries that go to SCAAP and the Homeless Shelter. Our participation in the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen and yearly holiday food baskets make a big difference in the lives of many.

Part of being a good neighbor is providing services to our surrounding community.  If you have the gift of helps, this is where you need to be!   Why not get involved? 

Dottie Poulsen – Community Service Coordinator

Charles Sandefur

Gift Catalog 2007    
Dear Friends,

Have you ever considered giving someone a gift that lasts a lifetime? A lifetime?

That’s right. Every gift in ADRA’s 2007 catalog will benefit people in ways that provide not only immediate, tangible help, but also dignity and hope for the future. These gifts empower families with sustainable change.

This catalog is the perfect opportunity to help someone who has very little. And it doesn’t take much! Some of the projects cost only $1!  Have a look. You’ll see that it doesn’t take much to give a child, say, a pair of flip-flops, or give an entire village of 500 people in the Philippines medical supplies, or provide a hot meal for one elderly person in Kyrgyzstan.

Just imagine giving hope to someone. It’s a great feeling, let me tell you!

That’s why last year so many donors trusted ADRA to provide schoolbooks for children in Kenya, care for HIV-infected infants in Siberia, and dental visits for small children in remote areas of Brazil. And much more!

To ensure that your gift goes to the right place, our donor services team tracks your donation from the moment it arrives. When your donations reach the field, our professional staff put your gifts to work, and our monitoring and evaluation specialists ensure that projects are implemented to the highest possible standards.

At the same time, we pay special attention to our stewardship principle of making every cent count! That means that 100 percent of your donations to projects in this catalog are used to ensure that your choice of projects is honored. ADRA believes in sound, transparent financial practices, you see. We also value your trust and that of millions of people who look to us for help.

So take a moment to browse through this year’s catalog. As you turn the pages, you’ll discover great gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, and holidays.

After you’ve chosen your favorite gifts, I invite you to share this wonderful catalog with family, friends, and coworkers. If you need additional copies, please call us at 1-800-424-ADRA (2372).  Better yet, (save on paper and postage!)  just shop online by clicking HERE!  Pass on the link, as well!

Thank you for helping ADRA give people the hope of a better life. 

Sandefur Signature

Charles Sandefur
President, ADRA International