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The following is a list of businesses, churches, schools and other locations which have opened their doors to victims seeking shelter or a safe place in the wake of the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas near Waco.  

Links are to Google Map locations of shelters, when available.

American Legion Post-Elm Mott

Church of the Open Door

Victorious Life Church

Penelope High School 

Abbott ISD Gym

Sykora Family Ford

Alliance Auto AuctionBlair’s Cove Apartments

Latham Springs Inn

Aquilla ISD.

Gholson ISD

Gholson Baptist Church

Ben's Boat Repair

Abbot Community Center

Antioch Church in Waco

Texas State Technical College in Waco

For pets/animals

La Vega Veterinary Clinic- taking in small animals

South Bosque Veterinary Clinic - taking in animals


Adam Samuels Fiat is offering rides to anyone wanting to donate blood. They will also pick up and deliver people and supplies. They can be reached at 254-772-1000.

West Community Center hotline 254-826-4115 for information about family and loved ones.

For families seeking information on victims admitted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center call 254-202-1100.

For family members seeking information about patients at Scott & White Hospital call 1-888-394-4947.

For family members looking for information on patients at Providence Health Center 254-761-7200.


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