As of June 15th, the West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund has received donations totaling $1.5 million!
Following the tragedy in West, Texas last month where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes, Conference of Southwest Foundation members Cooper Foundation, Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation and Waco Foundation, have joined together to establish The West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund. The fund has reached $1.5 million as of June 15.
The West, Texas City Council approved the West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund as the designated recipient for all charitable donations made for the relief efforts in West, Texas. Click here to read more.
An editorial in the Waco Tribune talks about the West City Council's decision to partner with the Waco Foundation. Click here to read why the editors think it was a wise move.
Click here to see a listing of all major donors to the West, Texas Disaster Relief Fund, including several other CSF Member Foundations.