Post courtesy of Philip Burn with The Salvation Army Texas Division.

Dallas, TX (April 18, 2013) - The Salvation Army is responding after a large explosion at a fertilizer plant devastated the small city of West, Texas, just before 8:00 PM, Wednesday evening. The Salvation Army quickly mobilized support teams and by midnight had deployed five Emergency Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) to the area.

The massive blast, that measured 2.1 on the Richter scale, was felt as far as 80 miles away in Dallas. It is estimated that between 50-75 homes have been damaged or destroyed including a 50 unit apartment complex. More than 170 people have been hospitalized with multiple fatalities at the scene.

The Salvation Army is providing refreshment and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and first responders at several locations in and around West. Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) from Waco, Corsicana, Waxahachie, Fort Worth and Williamson County are all serving at the scene. Major Dan Ford, Commanding Officer of the Waco Salvation Army, is the Incident Commander coordinating The Salvation Army response with city and state emergency personnel.

The temperature has dropped dramatically overnight with heavy rain moving into the area. The Salvation Army has 50 cases of rain suits, jackets and blankets to distribute. This morning The Salvation Army is preparing to serve breakfast to 500 people and as the situation develops will remain ready to serve as long as needed.

The most effective way to support The Salvation Army response in West, Texas, is by making a financial contribution:
• MAIL – please send checks to The Salvation Army, PO Box 36607, Dallas,    TX 75235
• PHONE at 1-800-SAL-ARMY
• ONLINE at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/disaster

For more information about The Salvation Army’s disaster response effort, please go to www.Facebook.com/SalvationArmyTexas, www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org, or www.salvationarmytexas.org.



  1. I mailed in a check to the address above but when I call 1800 SAL ARMY the women gave me a completely different address to send it to. You should coordinate your people better so that people do not get confused and you can receive all of the donations people send to y’all. God bless thank you!

  2. I have a bagfull of clothing I would like to donate… Where can I do so? I live in Gardiner Maine

  3. I would like to volunteer to help work the mobile kitchens if there is a need for volunteers. I am and LVN have been a volunteer fire fighter and first responder and worked with red cross in Missouri and here in Taxas. If you need assistance please contact me at 254-9312-6221. I did a donation site here in Temple and delivered to DynaClean and will be helping them with sorting and packing. I feel that I need to be in West to help as much as possible. Thank you for your consideration of my volunteer offer. Sherry Gee

  4. Please confirm that Cantina trucks are still in West, TX, and how long they are planned to remain. Another food provider is currently soliciting donations using the information that all other food providers have/are leaving West, TX as of today (22APR13). Your response will influence my decision where to donate my dollars in order to provide hot food service to displaced persons in West, TX. Thank you.

  5. i would like to thank the army for helping the people in Texas :)

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