ADRA has been present in South-East Asia for over thirty years, serving as a humanitarian front for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. With a base of operations in Thailand, ADRA orginally oversaw Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos until becoming solely concentrated on Thailand
- 07/06/1979Richard C. Hall came to Thailand as director of Seventh-Day
There were variety of programs ranging from surgery, optometry, dental, supplementary feeding, medical outreach, and clothing & blankets distribution. There were over fifty volunteers here at any given time. Khun Warren first arrived as a volunteer working at Kao Idang and Site B & Site II Refugee Camps, Sakeo Province. SAWS office was located at Bangkok Adventist Hospital, with Richard Hall as the Director until 1983 with Warren Scale later becoming his Assistant.
- 07/06/1980 SAWS officially registered under Ministry of Interior.
- 07/06/1983 Warren Scale takes over as Country Director.
- 07/06/1984SAWS name changed to ADRA. SAWS name was changed to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and so coincided with greater emphasis in community development by ADRA worldwide.
- 01/11/1992Warren Scale resigns as Country Director
- 01/12/1992Klong Toey Slum Fire Disaster.
- 01/03/1994Detudom Fire Disaster Response.
- 01/09/1994Klong Toey Slum Fire Response.
- 01/08/1995Chiangkum Flood Disaster Response.
- 07/01/1996Roy Richardson joins ADRA as Country Director.
- 07/07/1997Karen Refugee Disaster Response.
- 07/07/1997Cambodian Refugee Disaster Response.
- 07/07/1998Karen Refugee Disaster Response.
- 01/03/2001Roy Richardson resigns as Country Director.
- 01/04/2001Greg Young joins ADRA as Country Director.