First National Bank locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio and Austin are conducting a relief drive for those who lost their homes in the devastating wild fires in Bastrop County. Officials report that 1,556 homes were destroyed, increasing the homeless population of children from 230 to 816.

Although clothing is still being accepted, preferred items include NEW underwear and socks, which are being collected by the Texas 4-H Fashion Board.

Items still needed include:

School supplies


Bedding items (sheets, NEW pillows, blankets)

Toiletries (Personal Care items)

Small household appliances (coffee pot, toasters, etc.)

Baby care items (disposable diapers, diaper rash ointment, etc.)

Adult care items (diapers, etc.)

Gift cards (for gas and general purchases)

You can drop off items at any First National Bank location. Items will be accepted through Oct. 10.

If you have any questions, please contact any First National Bank Location or Customer Service at 1-877-380-8573.