BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - Hundreds of people stopped by area Walmart stores this weekend to make donations to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign.
Dorothy Conner stopped by Saturday to drop off some household items because, she said, "I still have everything. They don't."
That's why Charlene Miller also made several donations for the campaign sponsored by Walmart, The Salvation Army and KXAN . She said it is the least anyone can do for their fellow neighbors.
"Bastrop is just that kind of town. If somebody needs help, everybody just pitches in," she said.
Bastrop residents aren't the only people pitching in to help the 5,000 who were displaced because of the fires that started nearly a week ago that left two dead.
Seven donation sites were located throughout the region and people from several towns helped out.
Lucy Johnson made several truckload donations from people all over Austin.
"It's just been a domino effect. Our neighbors have all come together and dropped off donations at the hardware store where my husband works," Johnson said.
Donations can still be made until 8 p.m. Saturday.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.