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The Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) helps wildfire survivors with recovery assistance.
The Executive Board and Committees examine all resources available and connect the client with non profit organizations and other local resources needed to complete recovery.
Assistance is available for individuals and families with unmet needs and is coordinated using a process of case management, including the development of a recovery plan based on personal responsibility and accountability.
We invite any and all organizations who are willing to provide financial, material, and/or volunteer resources for the recovery and rebuild process to join others who have become part of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team.
The mission of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team is to assist low-income uninsured and underinsured individuals and families with recovery from the September, 2011, wildfires.
This mission is accomplished by having affected individuals and families work closely with a case manager to identify their unmet needs and to assist with obtaining the resources necessary to meet these needs.
Our objectives are to:
- to provide residents with spiritual and emotional care management for rebuilding
- community care through case management
- home repairs according to unmet needs funding
History of BCLTRT
The first Bastrop County Long Term Recovery (LTR) meeting was at noon, Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. This began the vital process of forming a multi-year plan for individual and family recovery in Bastrop County. A disaster of this magnitude does not heal quickly and effects will be felt for many years. A good, sustainable, community-led long term recovery plan will ensure those lasting effects include positive outcomes.
The original Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Committee was not a nonprofit and needed a fiscal sponsor to gather funds to assist in the initial relief phase. United Way Capital Area was able to act as the BCLTRC's fiscal agent until the application for nonprofit 501(c)3 status with the IRS was approved.
It was voted on and approved to file for non-profit corporation status. Several organizational changes occurred since that time to move towards the goal of becoming a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, one of which was the decision to change the name from Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Committee (BCLTRC) to Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT).
On February 03, 2012 the BCLTRT became a recognized nonprofit corporation through the Office of the Secretary of the State of Texas, file number 801545916. The organization is now also classified as a 501(c)3 with the IRS.