Recent wild fires in Bastrop County have burned 34,068 acres, destroyed 1,554 homes and killed two people. In Travis County, a constable lost his life after he began to have trouble breathing during a wild fire.
If you’d like to help, please consider giving a financial contribution to one or several organizations that are distributing funds to hurting families and destroyed habitats.
Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance Right now, Bastrop-area citizens most need monetary assistance, not material goods. At the request of both the city of Bastrop and the county of Bastrop, all disaster relief funds are being coordinated and distributed through the Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance. Donations may be mailed to BCMA, PO BOX 876, Bastrop, TX 78602 or online at www.bcmatx.org.
Bastrop State Park If you are interested in the ecological restoration of Bastrop State Park and want to donate to habitat restoration or research, please mail donations to: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Attn: Cashiers, 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744. On the memo line, note “Bastrop Recover Project-Habitat Restoration.”
TPWD Employees If you’d like to contribute to employees who lost their homes and possessions to the Bastrop Complex Fire, mail checks to: Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 1901 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201. On the memo line, note: “TPW Employee Relief.”
Family of Kevin Aigner, Austin The 100 Club of Austin, a non-profit organization created in 1983 to help the families of Central Texas first responders who fall in the line of duty, is accepting monetary donations to help the family of Corp. Kevin Aigner, 38, who died of an apparent heart attack on Sept. 10 while assisting residents in the wildfire-devastated Steiner Ranch subdivision. The Travis County constable left behind a wife and four children. Visit www.100clubcentex.com or mail donations to 100 Club of Central Texas, 3200 Steck Ave. Suite 240, Austin, TX 78757. On the memo line, note: “Kevin Aigner Family.”