News & Info

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 @ 1:10PM

Message from the Director

As one phase of the recovery process ends another is beginning. West Long Term Recovery is kicking off the Summer 2014 Volunteer Campaign. I am pleased to announce that we have a new member joining our Team. Mikayla Kaluza will be serving West throughout the spring and summer as the…

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 @ 12:47PM

Support from Baylor University

Since August three wonderful young women have been serving West as interns from Baylor University. They conclude their service to West this week. Janae is an intern serving West through the Salvation Army to meet the temporary and immediate needs of the West community as a result of the explosion….

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 @ 12:38PM

Garage Sale

West LTRC will have a garage sale on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am until noon. Items included in the sale: furniture, clothing, household goods, and toys. All proceeds of the sale will benefit the Victim’s Assistance Fund.

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…

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…

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…

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, 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…

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 @ 3:53AM

Help Still Needed

As the rebuilding begins in West, those affected have come to the West Long-Term Recovery Center with specific needs.  The LTRC has posted items needed by individual families that were not previously donated, or that they have run out of initial supply.  There are also work projects requiring volunteers to…

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…

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 @ 5:43PM

Healing Walk

The entire community is invited to join Fr. Anthony as he leads us in a Healing Walk Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 PM.  Meet at the West High School parking lot entrance – on Jerry Mashek.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Transportation will be available for elderly or anyone who has…