Archive for West LTR Updates

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 @ 7:33PM

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 09-12-13

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 09-12-13 The number of affected residents who are working their Disaster Recovery Plans has increased in the last week from 15 to 65!  That’s very encouraging news for the community.  A Disaster Recovery Plan is the document you and your Case Manager (CM) create to…

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…

Monday, August 12th, 2013 @ 2:03PM

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 08-06-13

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 08-06-13 Last Friday, the President reversed his previous decision and issued a “major disaster declaration” for our community.  This will allow FEMA to release additional public assistance funding to help rebuild West.  The initial declaration provided funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures.  With…

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 @ 2:07PM

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 08-01-13

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE for 08-01-13 Several weeks ago, I asked the question “What does a successful recovery look like?”  The answer addressed rebuilding not only the structural features of our community, but also the spirit of West.  Our efforts must continue to focus on both.  The question this week…

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 @ 10:29AM

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE 7-25-13

WEST LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE Last week, I announced that the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will be handling our community’s case management for at least the next year, and hopefully through the end of our recovery.  In disaster recovery circles, UMCOR is the best in the business, and we’re…

Monday, July 8th, 2013 @ 1:29AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update 7-4-13

Do you know your neighbors?  Chances are you do…or at least you did.  One of the positive and unique characteristics of West is that neighbor treated neighbor like family, whether we were blood relatives or not.  The explosion may have physically separated some of us, but the effort to rebuild…

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 @ 10:07PM

Long Term Recovery Update 6-13-13

West Long-Term Recovery Update Tuesday, June 18th is the DEADLINE! If you are a homeowner, renter or business owner who sustained damages from the explosion, you only have until Tuesday to register for disaster assistance from the state and FEMA. Residents with explosion-related damages are urged to apply for FEMA assistance before…

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 @ 5:59AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (6-6-13)

If you’re a displaced resident, you may be feeling like the ball in a pinball machine, getting bounced around over and over again.  Even if you’re not displaced, you’re suffering though this disaster in other ways.  Our community is stressed, and we will be for some time.  We’ve got to…

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 @ 7:30AM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-28-2013)

Large scale demolition has begun. The first of approximately fifty homes was torn down on Tuesday. This effort will take several weeks of hard work. If you still need demolition, come by and put your name on the waiting list. We need your help to identify opportunities for the volunteers…

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 @ 12:45PM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-23-2013)

LONG-TERM RECOVERY UPDATE It’s been another busy week at the West Long-Term Recovery Center. Our mission is to coordinate services and provide access to the resources you need to recover. Walk-in services include: Case Management – We now have a caseworker on site who can help with your immediate and…

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 12:11PM

West Long-Term Recovery Update (5-16-2013)

From Sweeping a Porch to Complete Demolition…We Can Help You Get it Done AT NO COST!!  How would you feel if you could just find someone to help you sort your mail?  Do you have glass and trash in your yard and no time or ability to clean it up? …