The chemical explosion at West Fertilizer Co. shook the ground and the community of West Texas last Wednesday, April 17th. At the time, however, it seemed like just another disaster smashed in the middle of Boston’s high-profile bombings and the subsequent manhunt. But that ares of Texas suffered much more damage than Boston. And although it’s not getting as much press as the marathon tragedy, helping the community of West Texas is just as important as aiding Boston right now.
Statistically, West Texas suffered a heavier toll than Boston last week. International Business Times reports that the Texas explosion killed 14 and injured over 200. Boston’s bomb killed 3 and injured 140. Continue reading