Texas Wildfire Information

This page was created to be a central location for all information about the Texas wildfires. We are asking anyone in our banking community, in these fire ravaged areas, to please let IBAT know what we can do to help.  We will share this information with bankers across the state, to all of our Texas community bankers, so that those who can provide support or resources will know where to go and whom to contact. If your community has been hard hit and needs support, or if your community bank is in a position to provide help, please contact IBAT at 800.749.4228 or email our webmaster, Jennifer Kinzler, to let us know how we can be of assistance.

How You Can Help

IBAT & TBA Are Collecting Donations

Donate to the Texas Bankers Fire Relief Fund.

Dublin National Conducting Bake Sale to aid Bastrop Fire Victims

Dublin National Bank will host a community wide bake sale in the bank lobby on Friday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to aid the victims of the Bastrop wildfires. 

First National Bank, Edinburg Collecting Donations

First National Bank, Edinburg is accepting donations of clothing, blankets, nonperishable foods, etc. for those affected in Bastrop at 60 of their branches.

Contact:
Cain Caceres
Sr. Public Finance Officer
956-380-5247
cain.caceres@webfnb.com

Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance Collecting Donations

Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance
PO Box 876
Bastrop Texas 78602-0876

Frost Bank Locations Collecting Donations

For a list of Frost Bank locations, click here.

La Grange Ford Collecting Donations

La Grange Ford is volunteering to be a drop sight for DONATIONS  for the fire victims.   Water, Gatorade and other drinks, toiletries, nonperishable foods are needed. La Grange Ford is also taking cash donations AND will MATCH the total amount received this week up to $25000! They ARE NOT taking clothes or any household items.  They do not have the means to handle these items and cannot accept them. La Grange is also asking for people to give them the names of local families that have been affected with a way to contact them.   They want to hit Fayette County first and then Bastrop County.

In Kind Austin Area Drop Off Locations

  • Fellowship Church SW (3870 FM 967, Buda) Monday, 9AM-9PM and T-Thur from 9-5PM
  • Austin Christian Fellowship (6401 Riverplace Drive, Austin) M-F, 10AM-8PM
  • Church of the Resurrection (2008 Justin Lane, Austin), M-F, 9AM-6PM
  • Celebration Church (1202 Rabbit Hill Trail, Georgetown), M-F, 9AM-5PM
  • Hill Country Bible Church, NW (Office - 12124 RR 620, Austin, Tx 78750), M-F, 9AM-5PM
  • Rundell Business Park (704 Hwy. 71 West, Bastrop), M-F, 11AM-9PM (512-332-8661)
  • North Warehouse (601 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, Tx), M-F, 9AM-5PM

Items most needed:

  • Bottled water
  • Sports drinks
  • Non-perishable food & snacks
  • Pet food
  • Baby products
  • Toiletries
  • Work gloves
  • Heavy-duty trash bags
  • Trash Cans
  • Flashlights and batteries

IBAT Member Stories

First National Bank of Bastrop

The Lost Pines could be lost.
 
All total, they are estimating 38,000 acres have burned and 500+ houses have been lost.  At least two dead.  It’s burned from Bastrop to nearly Smithville and south nearly 16 miles... read more.

Roscoe State Bank

We are sad to report that four employees of Roscoe State Bank have lost their homes, including Leadership Division member Mark Sheffield. He and his wife are safe and sound, but lost basically everything except a vehicle, their pets, and a few pictures. They are in good spirits and grateful for all the prayers and support.

Video of the Bastrop Fire