Parmer Lane Fire Recovery Fund
On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 8th, a brush fire off Parmer Lane caused significant damage to an apartment complex. One apartment building was a total loss and units in two more buildings were damaged.
More than 350 neighbors, friends, families and businesses came together to raise just over $40,000 to help those whose homes were directly affected by the fire. Roughly 6 weeks following the fire, the funds were distributed through an application process administered by the Central Texas Community Foundation in conjunction with the City of Cedar Park. For the Applicants that qualified and submitted all required documentation, checks were distributed in September 2023.
Thank you note from one of the recipients:
“On behalf of the *** family, we want to extend our deepest gratitude for the generous donation from your fund in the aftermath of the fire that engulfed our home. Your act of kindness and compassion has touched our hearts profoundly.
Words cannot express the relief and hope your contribution has brought to our family during this challenging time. The fire left us in a state of shock and despair, and your timely assistance has provided us with the financial means to start rebuilding our lives.
Your dedication to helping those in need is truly admirable, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have you and your fund in our corner. Your support not only eases our financial burden but also renews our belief in the inherent goodness of humanity.
Rest assured that every penny of your donation will be utilized wisely to help us rebuild our home and replace the essentials lost in the fire. Your contribution is instrumental in helping us get back on our feet, and for that, we are eternally grateful.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your unwavering support during this challenging time. You have made a significant difference in our lives, and we will always remember your kindness.“
Link to drone footage of the damage from the fire: https://www.facebook.com/cityofcedarparktexas/videos/672415877693356