As many of you have seen or heard, the town of West, TX was devastated by a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant, virtually destroying all of the surrounding areas of the plant. Here at Fastline, we work with many companies in Central Texas and know how the explosion has ultimately turned people’s lives upside down. So as a part of the Ag community, we want to provide information for those interested in helping the residents of West, TX. Below are just a few of the various sites established to help with donations for those affected by the tragedy. Please note though that the most needed resource is monetary donations rather than material donations. Every account listed on this page has been verified, however if you chose to donate to another site, please be aware of any scams or fake accounts before donating.
- From the Mayor of West: All of the goods donated are wonderful but we have received so much, it has become a problem. At this time there are no real material needs for supplies. What will have the BIGGEST effect is by donating money to the relief at
- Point West Bank & Trust
PO Box 279
West TX 76691
Make checks payable to:
Victims of West Explosion Fund
- State National Bank
Make checks payable to
West Disaster Relief Fund
C/O State National Bank
PO Box 98
West TX 76691
- The Chisholm Trail 100 Club of Johnson County is collecting funds to benefit the families of fallen first responders. The 100 Club has a long tradition of financially supporting families of lost fire fighters, law enforcement and emergency medical technicians. You can learn more about the 100 Club and donate at ct100.org
- If you are in the West area or know someone that may have found any lost pets, this website will be helpful. It was set up to report a lost or found pet. CenTexLostPets.org
Facebook- the following groups were created to post about updates, memorial service, donations needed and where to donate.
- https://www.facebook.com/WestFirefighters: This group was established for the families of the fallen West Firefighters.
- https://www.facebook.com/PrayersforWest: This group was established for updates on any memorial services, pages set up for the individual victims and to solicit any donations.
- https://www.facebook.com/westanimals: This Facebook group was established to help in locating lost pets and to solicit donations for any shelter that is housing any lost pets.