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Adventist Community Services and
Disaster Response

Adventist Community Services (ACS) aims to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of local communities. ACS centers currently function as food pantries and thrift stores, offering food, clothes, furniture, basic supplies, and Bible study materials to individuals and families in need. They provide service year-round, regardless of race or religious affiliation. For more information about the global organization, visit their website here.


Our local ACS center in Quaker Hill distributes diapers and wipes to families in our community. This is done by appointment only. If you are someone who could use help with these supplies, please reach out to us by calling (860) 442-7258. Leave a message, and we will return your call to setup an appointment. 

Disaster Response

The Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) ministry stands ready to serve the survivors of disasters. With churches throughout the North American Division, ACS DR is able to assist survivors whose lives have been disrupted by disaster and other traumatic events. For more information, visit their website

waterford training program

The primary role of Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) is Donations Management. Collection Centers, Multi-agency Warehouses, and Distribution Centers are the major components of Donations Management. ACS DR manages the unsolicited donations so they do not become the “second disaster.”

At the Waterford SDA Church, we train volunteers to receive, organize, store and distribute donated goods in a variety of settings. Historically we have had several training sessions each year. However, due to COVID-19, all in-person sessions have been postponed. Stay tuned for alternative forms of training. 


Tom McQuarrie

Southern New England Conference

Disaster Response Coordinator

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