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SHELTERS AVAILABLE TO WEST, TEXAS RESIDENT EVACUEE’S

Abbot Gym in Abbot, TX is accepting displaced evacuee’s

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Alliance Auto Auction

15735 I-35

Elm Mott, Texas 76640

254-829-0123

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American Legion Post 121

722 Leroy Pkwy.

Elm Mott, TX

254-754-8840

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Antioch Community Church

501 North 20th Street

Waco, TX

Open to displaced residents

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Aquilla ISD

404 North Richards Aquilla, TX 76622

Phone: 254-694-3770

Evacuee’s report to the Gym Entrance

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Blair’s Cove Apartments

2425 S 21st St  Waco, TX 76706

(254) 756-5855

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Brazos Meadows Baptist Church

625 So. Hewitt Dr.

Hewitt, TX 76643

Brazos Meadows Baptist Church adjacent to Castleman Creek Elementary will be open for anyone who needs a place to stay.

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Central United Methodist Church

5740 Bagby Avenue

Waco, TX

Central United Methodist Church of Waco has opened it's gym to anyone needing shelter. It is located off of 1-35 and highway 6. Right behind Hillcrest Hospital.

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Church of the Open Door

900 Texas Loop 340  Waco, TX 76705

(254) 799-2656

Church of the Open door will be opened for survivors. They are located off of exit 339.

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First Baptist Church

228 Wildcat Circle

Waco, TX 76705

(254) 829-2321

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Gholson ISD

137 Hamilton Drive

Waco, TX 76705

Gholson ISD is open as a shelter for residents of the West area. For more information call: 829-1528

Website: http://www.gholsonisd.org/ 

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Hubbard Cowboy Church

875 State Highway 171

Hubbard, TX 76648

(254) 855-3843

Doors are open all night and we are collecting supplies here at the church to be delivered to facilities in and around West.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HubbardCowboyChurch

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Lake Shore Drive Church of Christ

2800 Lake Shore Drive

Waco, Texas 76708

Lake Shore Drive Church of Christ in Waco is opening their annex for anyone from West that needs a place to stay. We are located at the corner of Lake Shore and Stewart Drive. You can call Bobby Wheat at 254-2654411 or Ernie Christie at 254-7170691 if you have any questions. They are at the building waiting to hear from anyone that needs a place to stay.

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Penelope School is open for displaced residents at 309 Avenue D

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RED CROSS SHELTER:

Latham Springs Retreat Center

134 Private Road 223, Aquilla, Tx

254-694-3689

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Sykora Family Ford West

519 S George Kacir Dr  West, TX 76691

(254) 826-5314

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Texas State Technical College

3801 Campus Drive

Waco, Texas 76705

254.799.3611

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Town Hall Estates in Hillsboro was taking in displaced residents

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Turner's

721 Austin Avenue

Waco, Texas

Turner’s in downtown Waco is taking refugees with pets. Contact Shane Turner at (254) 644-7904.

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URJ Greene Family Camp

Open to evacuees

Directions: http://greene.urjcamps.org/directions/

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Valley Mills Nursing Home

101 W Avenue E  Valley Mills, TX 76689

(254) 932-6288

Valley Mills Nursing Home has rooms available for nursing home residents if placement is needed for any of the West nursing home residents. Call 254-932-6288.

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This spreadsheet is a list of community members offering a place to stay for evacuee’s: http://bit.ly/YwD4Fw 

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HOSPITAL HOTLINES/INFORMATION:

To check on injured residents admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call (254) 202-1100

For family inquiries about patients at Scott & White call (888) 394-4947

Family inquiries about patients at Providence Health Center (254) 761-7200

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MISSING PERSONS:

Red Cross Safe and Well - https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.  

Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”

Click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.

Search for Loved Ones

Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE:

If you are experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster, the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support. It's Free. It's Confidential.

Call 1-800-985-5990

TTY for deaf/hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

VIA RED CROSS:

We are working with MHMR and have mental health counselors available at 254-752-3451. There will be a long grief process that hasn't begun yet so please refer those who may need care.

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DONATION COLLECTION SITES:

Bellmead Fire Department

3015 Bellmead Drive

Bellmead, TX 76705

254-799-2436

Accepting bottled water donations

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Best Marketing Systems in Desoto, TX will be accepting donations to take to West.

255 N. Interstate 35E

Desoto, TX

800.843.7253 Call for directions or information

(traveling south on 35, located between Pleasant Run and Belt Line exits, next door to Sprint & directly across the highway from the Lancaster Wal-Mart)

First Donations Drive accepted Thursday (4/18) and Friday (4/19) until 5pm, Saturday: Noon - 5pm - taking all items to West on Sunday.

Second Donations Drive beginning next week Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm to be taken to West next Saturday as well.

Items needed include: Toiletries, Bottled Water, Baby Items (diapers, wipes, baby food), Canned Food / Dry Food, Can Openers, Blankets, Jackets, Socks (additional clothing accepted), First Aid Kits - or individually packaged items (bandaids, sanitizer wipes, alcohol swabs, q-tips, gauze, wound care ointment, etc.)

Personal care packages for First Responders & those continuing to service the community would go a long way also: desired items include hygiene products, gloves (both work & sanitary), dust masks, sun screen, new socks, sport drink mix, wipes and hand sanitizer. Snacks such as beef jerky are often requested as well.

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Blair Cove Apartments is in URGENT need of the following for displaced resident of the West explosion: Baby items, Toiletries, Water, Gatorade, Food, Blankets, Pillows, Clothing & Shoes for men, women, children, Towels, Washrags, Wet Wipes, Shower Curtains, Dishes: 2425 S 21st St Waco, TX 76706 (254) 756-5855

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Farmers Insurance - HELP WEST! We are collecting Wal-Mart gift cards to purchase food for our fellow Texans in West. They will be delivered this weekend! The goal is to buy and cook food to ease the burden for the community of West. West needs help from the North. Any amount will help! Please call my Farmers Insurance office at 817-427-4311 if you can help. Thank you! -Scott Bagg

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Hubbard Cowboy Church

875 State Highway 171

Hubbard, TX 76648

(254) 855-3843

Doors are open all night and we are collecting supplies here at the church to be delivered to facilities in and around West.

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Lone Star Tavern and Steakhouse at 4713 Bellmead Dr. Waco, TX 76705 in Bellmead will accept gift card donations and bottled water donations and take them where they are needed. We will be there from 10am-8:30pm.

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Hillsboro United Pentecostal

915 Park Dr.

Hillsboro, TX

Accepting donations of Toilet paper, Diapers and Bottled Water through Sunday, April 21st, 2013.

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Point West Bank

200 West Oak Street, West 76691

Drop off or send Clothing, Blankets, Relief Supplies, etc. or send to the above address

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Victorious Life Church

I-35 So.

Waco, Texas 76706

254-662-5552

Victorious Life Church off I-35 in the Hewitt/Robinson area is accepting Bedding, Clothes, Water, Hygiene....anything. They have opened up for victims. They have people there now that will take anything you can spare.

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Extraco Events Center will be setting up to take donations starting Thurs., April 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am. For information call 254-776-1660.

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DISTRIBUTION SITES (WHERE TO GET HELP):

Victorious Life Church

I-35 So.

Waco, Texas 76706 (Hewitt/Robinson area)

254-662-5552

Providing shelter, bedding, water, hygiene items, water

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Blair’s Cove Apartments

2425 S 21st St  Waco, TX 76706

(254) 756-5855

Providing shelter, bedding, clothing, food, baby items, toiletries, shoes, towels, etc.

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MONETARY DONATIONS:

Do Your Part - A 5013c non profit organization is supporting efforts in West, Texas with informational resources, and long term recovery projects being readied even in the first response phase of this disaster. 100% of your donation will go to folks in need. Our focus is always on the most vulnerable survivors, those without insurance, elderly, special needs, economically challenged, single parents and children. Our focus will be on Long Term Recovery. Most first response needs will be met easily by the resilient and community minded state of Texas, but for the long haul folks will have great needs to rebuild their lives. Watch our website and facebook page for Amazon Gift Registries as long term needs are idenitifed.

Website: www.doyourpart.org (specify WEST TEXAS in the memo note please)

Facebook: facebook.com/WestTXExplosionInfoRecovery

Red Cross Heart of Texas Chapter: http://www.redcross.org/tx/waco

Salvation Army: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_waco.nsf

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ANIMALS (WHERE TO SHELTER/DONATE):

LaVega Veterinary Clinic

555 E. Loop

Waco, Texas 76705

254-799-0808

The LaVega Veterinary Clinic is taking in animals for the night. Check directly with the clinic to see if they will be continuing to shelter animals beyond April 18th.

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Brazos Valley Boarding Kennels

5327 Old Lorena Road

Lorena, Texas

254-854-4104 Call ahead first!

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This is a document set up for anyone who would like to list their availability to temporarily foster displaced animals in need shelter: http://bit.ly/13m4Iwf 

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VIA Dallas Dogs Life:

Chris Watts is working on the evacuation plans for the citizens of West: "Boarding Facilities: Are you willing to help, and if so how many animals are you willing to keep for free? Please advise ASAP. Please text or call 214-282-4612

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DallasDogLife 

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Lost Dogs of Texas

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/findtexasdogs 

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Animal Assistance for Evacuated West Residents (list of resources):

http://www.examiner.com/article/animal-assistance-for-evacuated-west-residents