Hidden Pines Wildfire Relief


Hidden Pines Wildfire Relief

As of the morning of October 16, 2015, at least 34 homes and structures have been destroyed by the Hidden Pines fire in Bastrop county. Numerous central Texas families have been impacted in the second large wildfire in less than 5 years.

The employees of Watkins Insurance Group’s Austin office banded together in just a few hours to raise enough money to purchase cases of bottled water, Powerade, beef jerky, bar towels, trail mix packs, and crackers for the responders fighting the fire. Watkins staff members dropped these items off at the Central Texas Harley Davidson (2801 I-35, Round Rock). The Texas Firewalkers organization is handling donations at this location. A cash donation was also made to benefit the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team.

If you would like to help out, the city of Smithville requests that no more food or drink donations be made. Monetary donations can be given to the Smithville Ministerial Alliance or the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Monies will be utilized for future meals for our responders. Prosperity Bank is assisting in processing monetary donations. Their phone number is 512-237-9649.

If you would like to volunteer, check in at the Smithville City Hall (317 Main Street). Their phone number is 512-237-3282.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse is asking for donation for the animals of the area. Hay, feed, and buckets can be dropped off at the Posse Arena (415 E Morrow Street, Georgetown).

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