The nation looked to Texas last week when an unprecedented fertilizer plant explosion left 14 dead, 150 injured, and town in destruction. The small town of West, Texas, is attempting to heal after the tragedy, with almost every resident directly connected to the explosion.
“The devastation is immense,” said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott of West, Texas, while another official added, “There are homes flattened. Part of that community is gone.”
The American Red Cross is on the scene offering shelter, food, water, and comfort to those affected by the disaster. As people are returning to their homes, Red Cross volunteers are opening emergency aid stations in the neighborhoods to provide health services and relief supplies. The Red Cross is teaming up with local officials to provide access to a variety of recovery resources, and has provided nearly 250 blood products to aid the injured.