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West, Texas explosion, Ways to Help

“Our hearts are broken after hearing about the tragedy in west Texas on the heels of the terrible situation in Boston. Several Fort Worth firefighters are on their way now to assist our west Texas partners. We’ll pray for their safe return, and we will continue to pray for all the victims and their families.”- Fort Worth Mayor, Betsy Price

Wells, Purcell & Kraatz send our sincere gratitude and prayers to the first responders and heartfelt sympathy to all of the people and families affected by this tragedy.

Below are ways you can help:

The Central Texas Blood and Tissue Center is asking for O Positive and O Negative blood donors.  It also has a great need for platelet donors.  Info here:

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 (254) 761-7200

West ISD Superintendent Marty Crawford says classes will not be held Thursday.  Crawford said West Intermediate School was destroyed.  The high school and the middle school buildings were also damaged and structural integrity will need to be checked.  A meeting will be held later Thursday to make plans for housing students for the remainder of the school year.

The Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations starting today at 9:00 am. 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.
The Scott & White Blood Donation center is open until 2:30 a.m. Thursday and will reopen at 8 a.m.

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