Baylor Community, Football Coaching Staff Help Those Affected By Fertilizer Plant Explosion

By Amanda Staver
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After news reports and images started surfacing on Wednesday evening of the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas. The Baylor Bears community is set up to help and respond to those in need.

For those of you who don’t know, West is a town right outside of Waco. Baylor has set up donation stations all across campus. Head football coach Art Briles and members of the football coaching staff donated blood and many items to help the victims and families.

Baylor has added additional information for students and members of the Bears community on their website  and a new Facebook page for ways they can help.

From the University on Wednesday night:

The explosions tonight in West have shocked and saddened us all. We are eager to be of assistance.

Baylor is a cooperating organization with the McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, and we are prepared to provide services to those affected by this emergency. We remain in contact with emergency responders from the County, and also with local emergency response organizations. We will notify the campus community of any forthcoming requests for University assistance.

Local hospitals tonight have publicly identified the need for blood donations tomorrow. Please check with agencies if you wish to donate blood.

We continue in prayer this evening for all those impacted by this crisis, including those within the Baylor family.

Baylor University has set up a website at to provide more information about how the Baylor community can assist our friends and neighbors in West.

It has been a rough week for news all over the country this week, but seeing people come together in times of need like this gives us that little bit of hope in humanity.

If you would like to help those affected, you can follow the links above for more information on how to help out.


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