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Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team is dedicated to helping those who were uninsured or underinsured from the Bastrop County Complex Wildfires in September 2011. If you need help, please contact us and we'll walk you through the process of recovery. If you want to help, we've got many ways to do so in an effort to meet the needs of the fire victims. We welcome your assistance and compassion.
Red Cross donates $1.5 million to effort
Two years after the most destructive wildfire in Texas history destroyed more than 1,600 homes, Bastrop County residents are still recovering. Donor support in response to the Texas wildfires continues to strengthen the resilience of affected communities, and our gratitude for the individuals and businesses that fund Red Cross services continues to grow.
Don't know what to give? In addition to funds, you can donate the exact items needed by fire victims through this Wedding Registry. Don't forget to add the "bride's" name: Bastrop Wildfire
The Flag Made It Through - You can own a copy
This is a picture of the Waldron's flag that went viral after the 2011 Complex Fire. It hung on a pine tree at the Waldron's home and survived the fire although their home and everything around it burned. It became a symbol of the strength of our community. You can now purchase a gallery canvas wrap version of this flag and help rebuild homes for those that otherwise would not be able to rebuild. Download the ORDER FORM.
Bastrop County - One Year Later Video by Andrew Shapter
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FIRST HOME: The Shepherd Family
On Holy Saturday, the first house completely built and funded by the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) was dedicated. It will belong to Hilary Shepherd and her daughter Jessica. All those who had been involved with rebuilding took part at a service of dedication
"It was truly a wonderful occasion to be able dedicate a home that had risen from ashes, on the weekend of Easter," said the Rev. Gill Keyworth, Disaster Relief Co-Coordinator for the Diocese of Texas.
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Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team is proud to be a driving force for recovery after the Bastrop County Complex Fires in September of 2011.
Of the 1691 homes destroyed by the 2011 Labor Day fires in Bastrop County, 276 homes have been recognized as uninsured and low income, and 747 were owned by low income families.
Many homeowners who had insurance are already rebuilding. Some are doing the construction themselves while others have building contractors. Of those doing the construction themselves some are running out of money before the home is complete.
Businesses and individuals are making donations of supplies and funds for the rebuilding. More is needed. Everything helps.