Hidden Pines Fire update from Cody & Rebekah Benge - Donations & Needs List

Dear Family & Friends,

In the photo below, the white circle was our home and the blue one is Lindsey & Jeremy Thomasson's home.

This is the first visual we've had of the actual destruction and I can't believe how total it is. Our homes are gone and camp is charred but Wilderness Ridge continues to operate with the help of camps nearby and plans for Wilderness Ridge are underway. God is already moving to work through camp and its staff to change the hearts and lives of young men.

If you'd like to help us

If you would like to donate to Cody and I specifically or to CWR in general here is the link:


I can't believe all the help and offers of help we've been receiving! Honestly the only times I've been feeling cry cry is when some one else offers to help us in anyway they can :') Thank you Sarah & Kaleb Fulgham for bringing us a bunch of necessities (I'm sorry I kept hugging you but you're so sweet), thank you Kim Williamson & Rhonda Steczkowski for bringing me clothes and hugs, and of course thank you Donna & Carey Benge for taking us in, feeding us, getting us necessities and being the loving generous people you are! Thank you to everyone who has donated to Cody and me through the Wilderness Ridge website we are so blessed and I'm excited to see God continue to love us through his children.

Below is the needs list that we said we would post. If you'd like to drop off or mail any items in the Austin area, they can go to Donna & Carey Benge at 2808 Rambler Valley Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613, or in the Houston area, to Tim & Ginny McGowan at 7723 Katy Hockley Road, Katy, TX 77493. If you would like to ask any questions or coordinate a drop-off, please call me (Rebekah) at (832) 535-7997.

Thank you for all your help and prayers,
Rebekah & Cody Benge


Clothes- Cody wears a medium shirt and 30x32 jeans. Rebekah wears a medium shirt and dress and size 6, 30in inseam jeans.

  • Fall/Winter clothes
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Collared shirts (for Cody)
  • Dresses (for Rebekah)
  • A mens belt

Shoes- Cody wears an 11 ½

  • Mens hiking/tennis shoes
  • Womens tennis shoes- size 7
  • Womens flats/dress shoes- size 6 ½

Furniture- We aren’t sure what else we will need, because we don’t know what the space will be like. But this is a good jump-start!

  • Couch
  • Living room chair
  • Kitchen chairs
  • Kitchen table
  • TV stand/ entertainment center
  • Dresser
  • Bed 
  • Night stand
  • Lamp

Kitchen Supplies

  • Ziploc bags, dish soap
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Trashcan
  • Dish towels
  • Percolator
  • Microwave
  • Spices & oil

Bathroom supplies

  • Bath-towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair ties
  • Shower curtain
  • Bathmats
  • Beard trimmer

Bedroom items

  • Sheets- Queen
  • Blankets
  • Pillows


  • Laundry basket
  • Luggage & duffle bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Broom
  • Swiffer