The city of West has received an outpouring of support from all corners of the state of Texas after an explosion at a West fertilizer planton Wednesday night.

“We have been blessed with the outpouring of support for supplies, food, water and financial donations which have been much needed and greatly appreciated” according to Jim Gerik, Public Information Office, Volunteer Management and Donation Information Center. “What we need at this time are building materials, appliances and household furniture to help start the rebuilding effort.”

These materials are being accepted at the Hillsboro Outlet Mall in Hillsboro, Texas off of Interstate 35 at Suite 175.

A temporary website to help get the word out with information on what the community of West needs also says that financial donations are most needed and can be mailed to POINTWEST Bank or the State National Bank in West, Texas or by going to www.pointwestbank.com and making an on line donation via Paypal. Donations can be designated to the following:

* Victims of West Explosion General Fund
* West ISD
* Knights of Columbus
* West Rest Haven