How to Help: Resources for West Explosion

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A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, killed as many as 15 people and injured 160 others late Wednesday. Here are some relevant emergency resources:

-to check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, call (254) 202-1100

-for family inquiries about patients at Scott & White, call (888) 394-4947

-family inquiries about patients at Providence Health Center should call (254) 761-7200

-Carter Blood Care Center will accept donations beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Waco.

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

-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; To donate blood – find a location near you.

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

Evacuation Locations

– 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.

– Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish at 219 W. Magnolia Street, Penelope, TX 76676 can handle 100 families.

– Ben’s Boat Repair in Elm Mott has space avaliable for pets and a few people, 435 S. McLennan Loop, (254) 716-9593

– First Baptist Church of Lott has room for anyone needing a place to stay. Call (254) 829-2321. (KWTX News 10)

– Blair’s Cove Apts in Waco is offering housing to any resident affected by #Westexplosion 2425 S. 21 Street (254) 447-0810

– Evacuees were told to go to the Community Center in Abbott, Texas, about five miles north of West, Texas.

– Church of the Open Door will be opened for survivors. They are located off of exit 339 in Bellmead. (News Channel 25)

– Home Depot in Bellmead is open all night for assistance. (News Channel 25)

– All Gholson ISD schools have been opened to be used as shelters.

– Penelope High School has been opened for survivors.

– Central United Methodist Church

– Texas State Technical State College in Waco

– Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center (254) 694-3689

– Aquilla ISD

– Alliance Auto Auction on I-35

– Sykora Family Ford in West

– Gholson Baptist Church

– La Vega Veterinary Clinic – taking in small animals for the night

– Pharmacy at HEB Store on Woodway

– Antioch Community church at 501 North 20th Street in Waco