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West, Texas explosion: How you can help

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Find out how you can help those victims affected by the Texas explosion.

RESOURCES:

Authorities have set up the following hotline for Hillcrest Hospital patient info: 254-202-1100

HELP FOR VICTIMS:

    DeMontrond in Conroe will be collecting items to take to West, TX. Please consider donating bottled water, toiletries, blankets, diapers, formula, bottles, toys, adult diapers, peroxide, alcohol, gauze, medical supplies, cots, air mattresses, pillows, dog food, cat food and pet crates or carriers. Donations should be brought to DeMontrond in Conroe at 888 IH45 South, Conroe, Texas 77304.

    Gallery Furniture is taking cash donations as well as Red Cross approved items such as water, Gatorade, energy bars, snacks, clothing, blankets, toiletries, diapers, formula, toys, adult diapers, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, medical supplies, and air mattresses. They are collecting the items today until 10pm at the North Freeway location at 6006 I-45. These items will be loaded onto Gallery Furniture trucks and taken directly to those in need.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said state resources have been mobilized to help local authorities after the explosion. The governor released a statement late Wednesday night, saying state officials are "monitoring developments and gathering information as details continue to emerge about this incident."

HELP FOR PETS/VICTIMS

    Anyone who has lost or found a dog can get a poster by completing a form on LostDogsOfTexas.com

    The following places are offering vet care/boarding for animals/people displaced/injured in West:

    Happy Endings Animal Clinic, 516 N. Hewitt Drive, Hewitt, TX, 254-666-8240

    Brazos Valley Boarding Kennels, 254-854-4104

    La Vega Vet Clinic, 254-230-2192 and 254-744-1948

    Chris Watts of Dallas Dog Life is coordinating some efforts as well in West, Texas, 214-282-4612

GIVING MONEY

    The American Red Cross helps families and communities in times of need. If you can donate, your help is needed.

American Red Cross's Safe and Well website: This allows people to register their status with the Red Cross so family members can search for them.


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