A fertilizer plant in West, Texas, a small town near Waco, exploded earlier this afternoon. The explosion was so massive that it registered a 2.1 on the Richter Scale and could be felt 50 miles away! And this happened within a 2-hour drive from where I live! At least 50 homes and buildings suffered damages, including 3 schools, an apartment and a nursing home.
A fire is still raging at this time. More than 60 people may be dead and over a 200 more are injured. At least 12 people were killed and over 200 more are injured.
For anyone in the DFW area (or anywhere as a matter of fact) — if you are eligible, I urge you to go and donate blood. A single blood donation can save up to 3 lives! Most people have blood to spare, yet there is STILL NOT ENOUGH to go around. So please, if you can, be someone’s hero today!
To find the next American Red Cross blood donation opportunity within 25 miles of Dallas, visit this link. Or, if you live somewhere else, you can enter in your zip code on this form to find donation opportunities near you!