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Bastrop non-profit recognized by chamber

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BCLTRT executive director Sheila Lowe (middle) accepts the Non-Profit of the Year award with friends and colleagues. Photo courtesy of Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.

​The Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team was recently awarded Non-Profit of the Year by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.​BCLTRT was acknowledged for their various acts of community service, such as providing relief after last year’s Rolling Pines forest fire, aiding with COVID-19 related issues and addressing local food insecurity.​BCLTRT was established in 2011 in direct response to the wildfire set ablaze at Bastrop State Park, which was one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history. BCLTRT executive director Sheila Lowe said she wanted to offer disaster relief on a local level. Although national organizations like American Red Cross supplied some assistance in times ...

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