Photo by Mike Steele on Flickr

Story by WAU Staff

Marie-Claire Kaberamanzi, a second-year nursing major at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., recently presented at the United Nations General Assembly. The event, “Financing the Future: Education 2030,” focused on the education crisis currently affecting 260 million youth who are not receiving an instruction. Kaberamanzi spoke during the session on girl’s education and the importance of getting them into school.

Photo by ADRA Staff

Story by ADRA Staff

ADRA’s emergency response team is currently responding to multiple major emergencies around the world, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, back to back earthquake in Mexico, devastating floods in Nepal, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.

The following links will take you the latest information on each crisis. These pages are updated as often as possible, so please check back for more information. Links to donate are also included in each update and below, and you can also donate to our emergency fund in response to all current disasters at

William Levin (middle with cap), pastor of Akron First, and his wife, Jan, lead their church members in the "Walk to Stop Hunger" campaign

Story by Sue Kirschbaum

Earlier this year, nearly 45 members of the Akron First church participated in the “Walk to Stop Hunger.” A total of 229 walkers raised $9,263.51 to benefit the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, which services eight counties around Akron and Canton. About 20 percent of the amount was raised by Akron church sponsors.

Jerry (center), pictured with Johnny and Stacey, donates blood during the blood drive.

Story by Jerry Woods

In the days following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Red Cross in the capital region sent the majority of their blood supply to Texas and Florida. That left a major shortage in the Washington D.C. area. That’s when the American Red Cross turned to the WGTS 91.9 family to help meet the need.

On September 15th WGTS, based in Takoma Park, Md., hosted a blood drive all afternoon at the American Red Cross Chapter in Silver Spring, Md. In just six hours WGTS listeners gave enough blood to stock the entire DC area for a month.

Editorial by Jason Ridley

Effecting change is challenging. The outlook can be discouraging sometimes, especially when it comes to our government programs and laws. However, as Christians, we can make our voices heard and use our in influence to be a voice for change.

A couple months ago, I was invited to speak at a community rally for change after government officials heard me campaign for healthcare legislation outside the Ohio State Capitol. At this rally, I addressed an audience about the importance of being knowledgeable about one’s healthcare. Here is an excerpt:

New Leaders (L-R) Mario Thorp, executive secretary, Jorge Aguero, president and Joel D. Tompkins, treasurer. Photo by Jorge Pillco

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

On Sunday delegates of the New Jersey Conference’s 40th Regular Constituency Meeting elected a new leadership team for the next five years, celebrated the work the church has accomplished over the last five years and elected a new executive committee.

Hyveth Williams and Wymouth Spence display Williams award at WAU's Visionaries Gala.

Story by Emeraude Victorin

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., held its fifth annual Visionaries Gala last week at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. The event, geared toward raising funds to support scholarships and other university initiatives, honored five individuals for providing excellent leadership, service and inspiration to others.