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How To Help: West, Texas Emergency Resources

The Extraco Events Center is accepting donations. For information call 254-776-1660

Carter Blood Care Center will accept donations beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Waco. Find more locations here.

First Baptist Church of Lott has room for anyone needing a place to stay. Call (254) 829-2321

American Red Cross crews from across Texas were sent to the site of an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco where multiple injuries have been reported. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster said her group is working with emergency management officials in the town of West to find a safe shelter for residents displaced from their homes. To donate blood - find a location near youRegister or Search the Safe and Well Listings. Or text 'red cross' to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Aquilla ISD opened facilities for those seeking refuge. Please report to the gym entrance.

Blair's Cove Apartments in Waco offering housing to any West residents affected by the explosion at 2425 S. 21st St. (254) 447-0810

Latham Springs Baptist Camp is open to displaced residents at 134 Private Road 223 in Aquilla.

The Abbott gym is open to displaced residents.

Valley Mills Nursing Home has rooms available for nursing home residents if placement is needed for any of the West nursing home residents. Call 254-932-6288.

First Baptist Church of Gholson is open for anyone who needs a place to stay.

Gholson ISD open for those seeking shelter.

Brazos Meadows Baptist Church at 625 S. Hewitt Dr., adjacent to Castleman Creek Elementary will be open for anyone who needs a place to stay.

American Legion Post 121 in Elm Mott is open for displaced residents.

Sykora Family Ford in West has opened for residents who need a safe place to rest.

Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro was taking in displaced residents.

Both Peas & Tots and Smarty Pants consignment stores in Waco are accepting clothing donations in all sizes for those in West.

The Salvation Army has four emergency disaster kitchens on site responding to the explosion in West. Salvation Army workers are distributing food and water to victims and emergency responders. Donations may be made at

Financial Donations accepted at Point West Bank: PO Box 279 West, TX 766691 Attn: Victims of West Fertilization Plant Fire (254) 826-5333

Donation Sites:

Glitz & Glamor 121 Waco Street in Hillsboro

West Civic Center

Greg May Chevrolet

Items needed: Food, clothes, baby items, flashlights, water, blankets, toiletry items

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