West Fertilizer Company
Robert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.
The Waco Foundation has been designated to handle all monetary donations designated for the town and its citizens.
The deadly explosion in West is the focus of a special hearing at the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers are expected to press investigators and regulators for answers about the blast.
In West, professional restoration companies and contractors are now being allowed into the hardest hit neighborhood closest to the fertilizer plant.
Red Cross officials say nearly 300 families have visited a relief center since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated a Texas town.
Authorities absolved the firefighters of any blame after some speculation that water used in fighting the original fire at the West Fertilizer plant may have triggered the explosion.
In West, police will begin escorting homeowners into the previously restricted area beginning Saturday morning at 7:00.
Donations for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings have reportedly reached more than $26 million, but so far the money raised to help victims in West, Texas is less than $500,000.
Standing on a stage behind flag-covered caskets, President Barack Obama told the residents of West that while he and others may not live in Texas, they are neighbors, and are also grappling with the town’s loss.
Complete coverage of nearly three hour memorial service dedicated to 12 first responders who lost their lives in West Fertilizer plant explosion.
In West, there are still too many questions, too much work, and too much worry for the devastated city to stop moving—even to mourn.
It started with a procession that included dozens of fire trucks and cars and pickups filled with men and women in uniform. The memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer Company explosion was held at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor University campus.