How to help West, TX victims

How to help West, TX victims

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Those wishing to make donations using a debit or credit card may visit www.kofc.org/TEXAS

POINTWEST Bank lobbies will be open Saturday to accept donations.

The West Community Center is taking calls to help residents and find our information and to field questions about people who want to help. The number is 254-826-4115.

 

Emergency Information from Congressman Bill Flores

The Office of United States Congressman Bill Flores has put together a list of resources for those affected by the West, Texas explosion.  It includes phone numbers to find relatives in the hospital, where to donate money and supplies, where to find shelter and other helpful information.

LINK: West explosion emergency info

LINK: Bill Flores official site

 

Red Cross

Red Cross of Central Texas

Make a donation by phone by calling 254-523-4985

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

 

Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas including McLennan County where the explosion happened.

They are asking people make a donation online to assist in their relief efforts.  CLICK HERE to make a donation.

CLICK HERE to find out more about their relief efforts.

 

Donations in person

A donation account has been set up at Pointwest Bank locations in Waco.

Those wishing to make donations using a debit or credit card may visit www.kofc.org/TEXAS

POINTWEST Bank lobbies will be open Saturday to accept donations.

 

 

The 100 Club of Central Texas

The 100 Club of Central Texas provides financial assistance, and other support, to police, fire, and emergency medical personnel, and their families, who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

They set up a special fund for to assist first responders and their families who suffered injury or death while protecting the residents of West.

Checks should be made payable to the 100 Club of Central Texas, with the notation "West First Responder" and mailed to the 100 Club of Central Texas, 3200 Steck Avenue, Suite 240, Austin, TX  78757

Contributions can also be made on-line at www.100clubcentex.com using PayPal or a credit card.

 

Housing assistance for people offering housing

CLICK HERE for the Google Doc

 

HEB

HEB will be collecting donations at checkout stands. Customers can make donations in increments of $1, $2 or $5 to their grocery bill.

LINK: HEB.com

 

Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm stores in Dallas, Austin, Houston & Waco areas will be accepting donations on behalf of those victims of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion this weekend.

Items needed include:

• Food items - bottled water, canned food, Gatorade, energy bars/snacks, dog food, cat food, baby formula

• Children needs - clothing, diapers, bottles, toys

• Toiletries - adult diapers, medical supplies

• Other needs - pet crates/carriers, pillows, blankets

Monetary donations can be made online at: http://www.crowdrise.com/westtxrelief

LINK: Mattressfirm.com

 

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