As I was traveling home on Labor Day Monday, I inadvertently came across a fire. A wildfire! The grass was burned, yet still smoldering. And then I saw it – a tree actively on fire! And soon afterward, emergency vehicles whizzed by.
I had no idea of the magnitude of the devastation I partially witnessed.
The Bastrop fire could be seen from Austin.
The wildfires are all over the state of Texas.
These wildfires are so enormous that they can be seen from space.
At last count, 1,386 homes have been destroyed in Bastrop alone.
People have lost everything. Some were given 15 minutes to grab their belongings and go!
I would grab my kids, photos, computer hard drives, and whatever clothes, diapers and toiletries I could grab.
These disaster victims are currently living in shelters set up at the Bastrop Middle School and Smithville Recreation Center.
Will you donate or simply pray for these newly homeless souls?
What possessions would you grab if given only 15 minutes?