On September 4, 2011 wildfires spread across Bastrop County and Steiner Ranch, eventually destroying more than 1,600 homes, killing 2 people, and inflicting and estimated $325 million of insured property damage. The fires raged for over a month and were not officially declared contained until October 10th. During this month smoke filled the air around Austin, the surrounding communities worked together to provide relief and volunteer fire fighters raced to the scene to help.
When one of our employees, who was a member of her high school student council, came to work and shared her experience of collecting and delivering over $7,000 in money and gift cards to Bastrop High School students, we just knew we had to jump on that. Thanks to her help, Sno-Beach adopted Bastrop High School as our October "Change the World" recipient.