How to help: West, Texas

So much going on, it’s important to focus on positive ways to help. Please consider helping out this area – it will take a while to recover.

Turning Texas

UPDATED 11:20am 4/19

On Wednesday evening a fertilizer plant explosion devestated the small town of West, Texas. The disaster injured hundreds, and even more are without shelter or power. Authorities have confirmed fatalities, but refuse to speculate on how many lives were lost until search and rescue operations in the many damaged and collapsed structures throughout the community are complete. At a press conference Friday morning, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that over 200 people are injured and 12 bodies have been recovered so far. Search and rescue and cleanup operations continue. The Waco Tribune website is an excellent local source of up-to-date information about this tragedy.

West is not asking for donations of supplies at this time, but requests donations of blood and financial support instead.   After many phone calls and a few hours of scouring the web, I’ve compiled this list…

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