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How You Can Help Those Affected by Deadly Explosion at Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas

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The deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas has killed several people and injured over 160 people. Even though Abilene is over 180 miles a way, there are still several ways you can help our fellow Texans.


Donate To The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army has already deployed 5 mobile kitchens to West, Texas to give food and support to those affected by this tragedy. If you would like to help support their cause, you can donate money online by going to the link below.

American Red Cross
American Red Cross

Donate To American Red Cross


Within hours of the plant explosion in Texas, the Red Cross opened a shelter and began supporting a community response center. Red Cross disaster workers have been deployed from all over the state and are providing emotional support and health services with relief items such as comfort kits and water enroute to the region. To donate, follow the link below. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 donation to American Red Cross National Disaster Relief will be added to your cell phone bill.


Donate Blood


With so many injuries from the explosion, blood is definitely important right now, no matter your blood type. You can help give the gift of life to someone in need in West, Texas by donating blood at the Meek Blood Center located at 1150 North 18th on the first floor of the Cedar Mall Building. They are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 5:30pm, Thursday from 8am to 7pm, and Friday from 8am to 4pm.  Click the link below for more details.


Thoughts and Prayers


If you are not able to donate money or blood at this time, thoughts and prayers can definitely help out. In fact, a Facebook page has been set up for that very thing. Click the link below to take you to the Prayers For West, Texas Facebook page.


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