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Texas Health and Human Services Commission Benefits Replacement

To help families eligible for replacement benefits for SNAP food stamp assistance
1602 Hill Street, Bastrop (Bastrop High School near the old football field)

HHSC also has staff in four shelters to help evacuees:
First Baptist Church of Smithville, 300 Hudgins St.
Smithville Indoor Recreation Center, 106 Gazley St.
Grace Lutheran Church of Smithville, 308 Byrne St.
Bastrop Intermediate School, 509 Old Austin Hwy

Celebration Community Church

*Immediate relief for direct victims Registration for displaced victims
111 Longhorn Dr. Bastrop, TX 512-332-2537.

POC’s (Points of contact)
Will: 512-912-6346
Tim: 512-629-3801

Registering as a victim:

  • Fema Onsight
  • Legal Aid
  • Registration for Fema
  • Full time kitchens/shelters
  • Can bring animals

**Once registered displaced victims can receive handouts/aid at Rundell Business Park at 704 Highway 71 in Bastrop from 8AM-8PM More information call 512-332-8661.

***Must be registered as a victim as it’s the only way the state can coordinate with local resources.***

Monetary assistance is available at shelters.

Here is a link to the central Texas Red Cross and the list of shelters dispensing monetary donations:

Central Texas Red Cross: (512) 928-4271

Ascension Roman Catholic Church, 802 Pine St, Bastrop, TX

Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston Street, Smithville, TX

Prarie Valley Baptist Church, 741 Hcr 2101, Whitney, TX

Texas Wildfire Relief Fund

Further monetary assistance from the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund managed by the State Fireman’s and Fire Marshal’s Association of Texas (SFFMA), is on needs basis. There is an application process and they are going to email me the information on how to get that process started.

More Resources:

Information Numbers:
2-1-1, free information and referral network
Bastrop Information Line (512) 332-8814 OR (512) 332-8856
Pedernales One Fire (512) 753-2180
Steiner Ranch Information Hotline (512) 974-6199

Recovery Resources:
Austin Groups for the Elderly (512) 451-4611
FEMA, (800) 621-3362

Clothing Resources:
New Hope Church, Austin,
Clothing Closet by Appointment
(512) 441-4130

Large Animals – Bastrop Arena, Lori Phillps (512) 350-9566
Lockhart Livestock Auction, space for large animals, (512) 398-3476
Austin Pets Alive, (512) 961-6433 or
*leave your name, address, how many pets, indoor or outdoor and if they have permission to go in the home if still standing.