Bastrop, TX RV Project

Disaster Date: 12/22/2015
Project Status: Closed
Project End Date: 03/01/2017
What Happened:

Memorial Day weekend 2016 and the days after brought heavy rains across central Texas, causing record flooding in some areas. In Bastrop, this flood event was the fifth disaster in the past year, including two floods and a fire in 2015, and an earlier flood in 2016. The area is still recovering from the earlier disasters.

Bastrop is rich in history and natural beauty. The Colorado River runs through the city, and forests cover much of the land. The current population is approximately 7,800 people. Nearly 12 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

What MDS Will Do:

MDS volunteers will primarily do flood repairs in the Bastrop area, working closely with the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team to help meet homeowner needs.

Currently, this project is an MDS RV Program project. To learn more visit the Recreational Vehicle program web page.

See the photo gallery below for recent images of MDS RV teams working Bastrop.

Quick Stats

Volunteers to date: 22

Jobs started: 6

Jobs completed: 8

 

Welcome to Bastrop

MDS Bastrop project office

City of Smithville Riverbend Park

107 Hwy  71 W.

Smithville, TX 78957

717-682-2620 (MDS office)

bastrop@mds.mennonite.net

 

Bastrop RV project info sheet

 

MDS Volunteer Guide

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The project is now closed.

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