West Texas Disaster Response Update


Due to the outpouring of support and donations sent to those helping in West Texas following the fertilizer plant explosion, only financial donations are requested at this time. See DPS site for more information.


Laraine Waughtal, disaster response coordinator for the Central Texas Conference, said in a message on their conference website, that local authorities are confident they have enough first responders on the ground to assist survivors, and she urged those who would help not to come to West at this time.


Ways to be involved are:

Pray for the families, the churches, and city of West  

Any churches or individuals who want to give a special offering for WEST, can give in one of the following ways:

1.   Remit the offering directly to the Texas Annual Conference by sending a check made out to “The Texas Annual Conference”  Memo Line: “West”  and mail it to the TAC, Center for Missional Excellence, 5215 Main Street,  Houston, Texas 77002 


2.   Remit the offering to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670 and indicate that it is designated for West, Texas