The Austin branch of the FindMyCompany team, bought nonperishable food, toys, pet supplies and toiletries from the local dollar store (roughly half the store) and dropped them off at Bastrop Middle School to help the residents sheltering there. The roads to get to the shelter were surprisingly congested for the small town, and as we got closer, we were able to see black smoke billowing eerily over the horizon. Helicopters and small airplanes passed on their futile but relentless efforts to dump water on the blaze. As we arrived at the shelter, however, the residents greeted us with smiles and were more than happy to help unload the donations from the car. The photo below was taken outside of Bastrop Middle School as we unloaded our donations.