There are still several dozen unaccounted for and over 150 people hurt due to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, near Waco. The public is now reaching out to find victims, and help any way they can.
SEARCH FOR MISSING PERSONS:
Missing Persons Number to call: 254-826-4115
Today, Mac at Gallery Furniture and John Eagle Honda have cartnered up to provide two drop off locations in the Houston area throughout the day till about 6p.m. Friday evening. After Friday, call to check on new donation schedules.
HONDA: 18787 Northwest Freeway at West Road in northwest Houston.
GALLERY FURNITURE: I-45 North between Tidwell and Parker.
Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations. For information call 254-776-1660
HEB Pharmacy in the Woodway area is staying open all night to help accommodate West residents who may be injured and need prescriptions filled.
Scott & White Blood Donation center is open until 2:30a.m. Thursday and will reopen at 8a.m. Friday morning.
Turner's on Austin, located in downtown Waco, is taking refugees with pets. The address is 721 Austin Ave. Contact Shane Turner at (254) 644-7904.
Houston's Morning News with Matt Patrick spoke with Shane Warner with our sister station Newstalk 1230, to discuss updates in the West, TX. explosion and aftermath where rescue and recovery efforts continue. Relief efforts also continue around the city of Houston. Listen in for details on what's needed and how you can help.
HOSPITALS HELPING VICTIMS:
IF YOU NEED SUPPORT:
If anyone needs someone to talk to: SAMHSA 1-800-985-5990 ( Hard of Hearing/TTY: 1-800-846-8517 ) Text: 'TalkWithUs' to 66746 Available 24/7 right now, available as part of the Boston Bombings. This is a free Federal Government service. You'll be redirected to the nearest crisis center.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT: