Red Cross, Bastrop Long Term Recovery Team Opening Multi-Agency Resource Center for Families Impacted by Hidden Pines Fire

Bryanexercise_BspotVolunteers will sit down one-on-one with each affected family to help them on the road to recovery

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 – Bastrop County, Texas – The American Red Cross, Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, Austin Disaster Relief Network and many others are teaming up to open a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for anyone impacted by the Hidden Pines fire. At the resource center, people can sit down one-on-one with Red Cross workers to begin their recovery process, plus meet with other relief organizations offering recovery assistance.

Location: 108 Main Street, Smithville, Texas 78957                               

Operating Hours:                       Thursday, October 22nd       8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                                                     Friday, October 23rd             8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                     Saturday, October 24th         9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                     Sunday, October 25th           9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For community members interested in volunteering to help their neighbors in the relief effort, Bastrop County’s Volunteer Resource Center will be collocated at the MARC location.

The Red Cross will also distribute clean up supplies, such as shovels, sifters, gloves, masks, food and water at the following location on the same dates listed above: Grace Lutheran Church, 308 Byrne St., Smithville, Texas.

Recovering from a disaster can be a confusing process and it’s not always easy for people to find the help they need. The resource center and nearby distribution site are designed to bring together many relief agencies in one convenient location to provide support.

HOW YOU CAN HELP People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We respond to nearly 70,000 other disasters every year, from home fires to wildfires and more. Learn more about how Disaster Relief donations have helped people affected by previous disasters including home fires.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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Red Cross, Bastrop Long Term Recovery Team Opening Multi-Agency Resource Center for Families Impacted by Hidden Pines Fire

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