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Bastrop Texas is located in central Texas, 30 miles South East of Austin. The most destructive wildfire on record in Texas destroyed 34,000 acres in Bastrop County in September 2011. Approximately 1600 homes were burned in Bastrop County. Reports are that half of the homes were uninsured or underinsured.
The current population is approximately 7,800 people. Nearly 12 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Local MDS volunteers were involved early on in investigation and clean up work in the Bastrop area. In the fall of 2011, MDS volunteers, some with heavy equipment, began the big job of tree and debris removal in the area. MDS volunteers will continue the work of tree and brush clearing around property lines. MDS will work closely with local recovery committees to help meet client needs.
The MDS camp will be set up on a school property that was almost completely destroyed by the fires. One building remains which will house kitchen and fellowship areas. Mobile units will be used for sleeping.
Ms. Janice of BCLTRT visits a jobsite - with Lori, Willie and Tanis.
Project Director, Carl Dube, presents Ms. Linda and Mr. Don with the keys to their new home.
Polly presents the Sister-Link wall hanging to Mr. Ken and Mrs. Patricia.
The group photo from Mr. Ken and Mrs. Patricia's home dedication celebration.
Mrs. Marian and Mr. Humberto in front of their new, MDS-built home.
Family and friends at the home dedication for Mr. Humberto and Mrs. Mariana.
Mr. Humberto is presented with a cross made from shards of glass on the property of his destroyed home.
David presenting the Hammer Rings Hope to Mr. John and Mrs. Mary.
In 2008 a couple of guys, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, got together to create a new music entity. At the end of their first year together, this new duo, “Dailey and Vincent”, was selected as both Entertainer of the Year and...
132 Pine Hill Loop
Bastrop, TX 78602
Office (717) 823-0691
Project Directors: Carl and Laura Dube
Project is Closed.
Volunteers to Date: 636
Jobs Started: 64
Jobs Completed: 62
Information for Volunteers: