Through humanitarian acts we make known the just, merciful and loving character of God.
That to work with those in need is an expression of our love for God.
That the compassionate ministry of Jesus is its own abundant motive and reward.
That we are an agency of change and an instrument of grace and providence.
In expressing concern, compassion and empathy through our work.
That equitable partnership with those in need will result in sustainable change.
That age, gender, race, culture, and families enrich the communities with whom we work, and are assets to be respected and affirmed.
In non-discrimination and respect for differences, accepting people as equals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political, or religious affiliation.
In participatory development which utilizes both men and women’s capabilities and provides equal opportunity to individuals of differing ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
That all people have the fundamental right to care, basic goods and services.
That all persons, especially children, have the right to a life of opportunity and the freedom to choose their own future.
In enabling partners to create participatory and sustainable community structures for information sharing and civil engagement.
That all resources, opportunities, and advantages are gifts, which must be managed responsibly.
That all people, in particular women and children, have the right to protection and a life free from violence, sexual exploitation, and all other forms of abuse.
In demonstrating integrity and transparency in our work at every level.
HISTORY of ADRA in Vietnam
1956 ADRA is established under the name Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS).
1962 SAWS provides $2.3 million of relief to 29 countries.
1984 SAWS becomes the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Focus shifts to development work.
1989 ADRA begins working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Provides education for 37,000 Liberian refugees.
1993 ADRA in Vietnam establishes its operations across Vietnam
1994 During the Rwandan genocide, ADRA is the only nongovernmental organization to stay in the country. Feeds 400,000 and medical staff treat 1,000 patients a day.
1997 ADRA is granted General Consultative Status by the United Nations.
2001 ADRA is one of 14 agencies selected to be part of the Global Food Education program. Allows ADRA to feed 90,000 students in Madagascar.
2004 Following the Asian tsunami, ADRA launches its largest emergency response ever, helping thousands of survivors in four countries.
2011 ADRA in Vietnam has delivered over 100 projects in over 50 provinces across Vietnam.