From October 13-24 2015, the Hidden Pines Fire burned in Bastrop County, Texas. The fire destroyed 64 homes and scorched 4,582 acres.
Embrace Relief organized a fundraising dinner in collaboration with Raindrop Foundation and Texas Turkic American Chamber of Commerce on October 2, 2015. Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Paul Pape, Bastrop County Judge, have participated in the program and provided their assistance for the program. During the reception & dinner, Embrace Relief was able raised $51,000! The fundraising program was hosted at the Austin branch of the Raindrop Foundation.
The fund was donated to Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLRT) to build houses for families who lost their homes. Christine Files, Board President of (BCLRT), pointed out that “Your presence here tonight signifies your commitment to the community and your commitment to being good neighbors, and this is very important to all of us.”