Thursday, April 18, 2013

People Need Our Help

As many of you know there was an explosion last night in the small town of West, where I attended high school. The magnitude measured in as a 2.1 on the Richter scale, even managing to shake my parents awake in their camper a good distance away. People all over Texas may not even know the little dot on the map by name, but they've all stopped there on one I35 trip or another to taste the Czech's specialty food I speak of often, kolaches. It's a town rich with with culture and tight knit families. A place that's home to fond friends and memories. And now a place we can unfortunately add to the nation's ever growing tragedy list.
The old trauma nurse in me wanted to leave work immediately, flock to the scene or my old work and help out, but I know there were pleanty of skilled responders on site and at the local hospitals. Social media has been a sanity saver by creating an open method for so many people I know to communicate they are okay, but many of them have lost their homes and loved ones. So many survivors are injured, grieving, and in need of basic essentials. 
These are the times we prove humanity is thriving. If you're ever looking for a way to outweigh the bad in this world with good, an opputunity is at your feet. Help this struggling community.

2. Carter Blood Care suggests donating blood sometime between now and through the next couple of weeks. There will be a drive today in Waco and lots of blood donated from the DFW area will also be making it's way to the affected people.
3. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to America Red Cross Disaster Relief. 
4. Starting At 8am this morning the T&M Contracting office at 123 Topeka Dr Suite H in Woodway Tx 76712 will be accepting donations in form of cash, check, gift cards to Home Depot, Heb and Walmart. You can call 254-224-6161 If needed.
5. For those of you that work downtown Waco. We will be taking in clothes, food, and all nonperishable items at A to Z Tire at 1009 Columbus Ave.
6. Pray for the healing of their bodies and the lifting of their heavy hearts.

If anyone in Dallas has anything they want to donate, I'll be gathering things today to take that direction.

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