The Salvation Army is responding after a large explosion at a fertilizer plant devastated the small city of West, Texas, just before 8:00 PM, Wednesday evening. The Salvation Army quickly mobilized support teams and by midnight had deployed five Emergency Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) to the area.
The Salvation Army is providing refreshment and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders at several locations in and around West. Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) from Waco, Corsicana, Waxahachie, Fort Worth and Williamson County are all serving at the scene. Major Dan Ford, Commanding Officer of the Waco Salvation Army, is the Incident Commander coordinating to The Salvation Army response with city and state emergency personnel.
Major Ford says, “West is a close nit community and has been shaken by explosion, and the devastation it has created for so many family and friends in this community. Please pray for the people of West.”
Last night over 400 meals were served including drinks and coffee; this morning The Salvation Army served breakfast to over 500 people and as the situation develops will remain ready to serve as long as needed.
The most effective way to support The Salvation Army in West Texas is by making a financial contribution.
Mail Please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO BOX 268 Waco Texas 76703
Phone at 1-800-Sal-Army
ONLINE at www.salvationarmytexas.org
For more information about the Salvation Army’s Disaster response effort, please go to www.facebook.com/salarmywaco