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Friday, April 25th, 2014 @ 4:22PM

Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign

When I accepted the position of Executive Director of West, TX Foundation in February, a tremendous amount of work had already been completed in West. As a result of the generosity of countless organizations, individuals, and foundations from across the state and nation, by the end of Spring Break a…

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 @ 4:38PM

Good News April 24th

Message from the Director Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign When I accepted the position of Executive Director of West, TX Foundation in February, a tremendous amount of work had already been completed in West. As a result of the generosity of countless organizations, individuals, and foundations from across the state and…

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 @ 12:15PM

Obama Reverses Disaster Declaration – Means Millions for West

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has overturned its original decision and approved public assistance for West, freeing up federal dollars to help rebuild city infrastructure and schools damaged in the fertilizer plant explosion. This could mean millions in aid to rebuild city infrastructure, and the damaged schools in West. President…

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 1:07PM

Misinformation in WFAA News Report

There was misinformation given by a report on WFAA, channel 8 in DFW. The report suggested that because the Long-Term Recovery Center had now received the 501 (c) 3 designation, it would now be able to distribute donated funds, but this is NOT the case.  The 501 (c) 3 designation…

Friday, July 5th, 2013 @ 11:56AM

Family Support Center

The Family Support Center is now open!  Family Support Center is an outreach program of MHMR set up to provide free individual, family, child and group counseling to West residents.  Located at 222 N. Main, in the former location of Flowers N Things, the center is open from 10 a.m….

Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 11:16PM

LOVING WEST – JUNE 15th – 22nd

LOVING WEST – What can we help you with? LOVING WEST is a week-long event that is bringing in hundreds of volunteers to help residents of West with maintenance and repairs they may not been able to get to. Do you need help mowing your yard or trimming your trees?…

Monday, June 10th, 2013 @ 8:50AM

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in West to Close

Sacramento, CA – The U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Dallas/Ft. Worth District Director Herbert Austin announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the City of West on Thursday, June 13.  “SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Texas residents and business owners who were affected…

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 11:04PM

Essay Contest Winners Announced

AND THE WINNERS ARE….. Jared Janek, Age 16 Daniel Gerik, Age 14 Mary Kathleen Janek, Age 14 Holly Soukup, Age 15 Alternate: Lorelei Uptmore, Age 13 Alternate: Charlie Tacker, Age 13 Thank you to the contest sponsors – the City of Kunovice, the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, American Friends…

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 @ 10:16PM

Vouchers Available for Residents of West, Zones 1, 2 & 3

The First United Methodist Church, in Association with the Ministerial Alliance, has been awarded a grant to help the citizens of West by the Rapoport Foundation. Although part of the grant is earmarked for the “Celebrate West” event, the majority of the funds will be distributed in the form of…