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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 2:32PM

Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign~ update

August has begun and each of us will begin preparing for fall, with two-a-days, new school supplies, books, and a renewed spirit in anticipation of the start of a new school year. We look forward to cooler temperatures, church festivals and to the West Fest Celebration. The outpouring of generosity…

Friday, August 1st, 2014 @ 1:25PM

Career Fair

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 @ 1:01PM

Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign~ Over 30,000 hours donated

As the result of the generous support of many individuals and organizations, West continues on its path to recovery. Over 30,000 man hours have been donated to the community since we kicked-off the Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign on May 30th! However, a significant amount of work remains. The West LTR…

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 @ 2:51PM

A Message from John Raimer

We’ve Been Invaded! Have you noticed the white 15 passenger vans in town, or the Church “buses” this week? Over 350 skilled volunteers are joining us with repairs at over 20 different homes throughout the week. These volunteers represent 15 churches, including a team from the Texas Baptist Organization, “Bounce”….

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 9:40AM

Thank you to First Baptist West Youth Group!

In order to prepare for our upcoming volunteer groups, First Baptist West Youth Group has been busy today helping to haul materials and supplies to each job.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 9:33AM

Over 400 Volunteers Coming June 16th!

West Long Term Recovery and First Baptist Church of West have partnered to host 400 skilled volunteers, beginning June 16th. These volunteers will be working on 20 construction projects throughout town. Please help welcome, First United Methodist Church of Katy, Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, and BOUNCE….

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 9:09AM

Thank you Modesto California, First United Methodist Church Garland, and First United Methodist Church Fort Worth

Last week a group 21-strong traveled from Modesto, California, to West to start their summer by serving others. This group worked diligently in the hot Texas sun, completing two construction projects.  This week 10 highly-skilled volunteers join us from Garland, and on Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, will…

Friday, June 13th, 2014 @ 12:56PM

Summer 2014 is here!

On May 30th Antioch Church of Waco helped West Long Term Recovery kick-off the Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign. This group organized and solicited volunteers throughout the greater Waco area in order to bring over 100 volunteers, materials, a $20,000 donation to West Long Term Recovery, and a love for their…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 @ 4:33PM

JOHN SIMCIK, Volunteer of the Year, finalist

Local Volunteer Receives Honor By Kelly McClain WEST, TX – John Simcik, volunteer at the West Long-term Recovery Center, was named a finalist for the Volunteer of the Year award by Heart of Texas Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Presented by Congressman Bill Flores’s office, Co-Anchors of KXXV Channel…

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 @ 2:30PM

Thank you to the BECK GROUP and ST. MARY’S SCHOOL in Temple

Message from the Director West Long Term Recovery is kicking- off the Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign. This weekend 25 volunteers from the Beck Group in Dallas and from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Temple joined our efforts to renew the face of West. This group included volunteers who were highly…

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 @ 11:54AM

Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign

The West Long-Term Recovery Center is very excited to kick off our Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign! We are looking forward to seeing all of our groups come out and help restore West! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mikayla Kaluza, at to find out how your group or organization can be…

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 @ 3:51PM

Support from Zion Lutheran Church, Dallas

Today a group of volunteers 30 strong left Dallas at 5:00 am to join us as we work together to rebuild. This highly skilled group, led by Rev. Robert Preece, worked on 3 homes in West. Thank you to this great group of humble servants!