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Bastrop 2012

Five months after wildfires displaced 1,600+ families, destroyed 35,000+ acres of land, and killed 2 people in Bastrop County, news coverage had slowed, public awareness had fallen, and most people had forgotten the tragedy of that day.

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Building Compassion partnered with the Ministerial Alliance of Bastrop County to help a community build hope from the ashes.

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Sixty-five university student volunteers worked with our staff and contractors to complete 27 projects for recipients from a priority list of individuals who had lost their homes in the fires and were identified as elderly, disabled or uninsured.

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