Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Waco Foundation Announces West Disaster Fund

Thursday, May 2, 2013  |  Updated 6:17 PM CDT
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Investigators working to figure out what caused a massive, deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas have talked to more than 370 people and received more than 200 tips as they continue to search for a breakthrough.

Eric King, NBC 5 News

Investigators working to figure out what caused a massive, deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas have talked to more than 370 people and received more than 200 tips as they continue to search for a breakthrough.

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On Thursday, the town of West, the Texas City Council and Waco Foundation unveiled the current plan for housing and distributing funds raised since the tragedy that killed 15 and injured more than 200 last month.

On May 1, the Council voted and approved Waco Foundation's West Disaster Relief Efforts Fund as the designated recipient of all charitable donations.

So far, officials said there was about $270,000 in the fund.  The foundation hasn't yet decided how the money will be distributed.

Anyone who would like to donate to the Waco Foundation West Disaster Relief Fund can do so here.  Those making a donation will also have the ability to designate whether the money should go to the general fund, residents or firefighters.

More information on how to help those in need can be found at www.disasterassistance.gov/.


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