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. Find more locations here.
-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
- 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