ADRA IAD is a leadership office supporting and coordinating the activities of ADRA Country Offices within the Interamerican Division territory. ADRA was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an agency to reach out to and with the community in a non-particant manner to render assistance in time of disaster or in support of long term development initiativesat the community level. All these initiatives need to be participatory, sustainable, gender inclusive, and environmentally responsible.
ADRA IAD relies on a team of ADRA professionals and trained volunteers in each country to interface with national officials and the communities they serve. Each ADRA Country office exists and operates within the national boundaries where they are dully registered.
ADRA IAD maintains an operational presence in the following countries within the Interamerican Division: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Bahamas.
ADRA Director: David Poloche