How to help

Resources to help with relief in West


If you're looking for a way to lend a helping hand in the wake of the fertilizer plant explosion tragedy, here some some options:

Donate Money:
You can donate to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or go to and click DONATE FUNDS.

The most effective way to support The Salvation Army response in is by making a financial contribution:

By Mail:
Please send checks to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 36607
Dallas, TX 75235

Be sure to write in "West, Texas" in the notes/memo line.

By Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY


Donate Blood:

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center requests that people call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to give blood. Right now the most critical need is for O-negative and O-positive blood.

Donate Food: 

The San Antonio Food Bank stands ready to mobilize staff and the community in response to any needs the citizens and responders in West may have.

San Antonio Food Bank welcomes donations Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  For people wanting to immediately respond, the San Antonio Food Bank requests items from our “Twelve Most Wanted” list, needed by any family facing food insecurity:

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Chili
  • Canned Stews
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Luncheon Meats
  • Full Meals in a Can/Box
  • Pop Top Food Items


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