UPDATED: Help the victims of the tragedy in West, Texas
Mikela Floyd

KGSR has teamed up with The Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross to help our Neighbors in Need - the victims and families affected by the fire and explosion in West, Texas.

Cash donations can be made to the following:

Donate by Check or in person:
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive
Austin, TX 78723

Make a Donation by Phone
Give using your credit or debit card by calling (512) or (800) 928-4271. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Text REDCROSS to 90999
Make a $10 donation to American Red Cross National Disaster Relief. Participating carriers only. Donations will appear on customers’ monthly bills or be debited from a prepaid account balance. Message and data rates may apply. To see terms applicable to donations, please visit www.mgive.org/T. Receipts for donations made by text are available at www.mgive.org/receipt.

Red Cross staff and volunteers are prepared year-round to meet the disaster-caused needs of people in our community.

Your donation helps insure that disaster services such as food, shelter, medical supplies, clean-up and other vital assistance are available to our neighbors whose lives have been affected.


Because of the outpouring of support from volunteer blood donors, the hospitals in Central Texas including those in the area of West, TX, are adequately stocked with blood and blood product at this time.
The Blood Center of Central TX is now scheduling donation appointments for the coming weeks to ensure a stable and balanced blood supply. Persons with O-Negative blood type are especially encouraged to call and schedule an appointment.  
The Blood Center extends heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the overwhelming response of the community including the more than 740 heroes who donated blood yesterday and the many local businesses that supported the effort.  
Thank you to Chili’s on Lamar and 45th Street, Hey Cupcake, Taco Deli, Fuddruckers, Round Rock and Speedy’s Taco Shop in Round Rock for providing food and refreshment for our staff who worked so hard throughout the day and into the evening hours.
The response to this week’s tragic events is a testament to our community where neighbors can be counted on to lend a hand.  

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