Book and Item Drive for West Texas

My dear friends,

Over the past few days and months this country and this state have experienced some true tragedies.  Sandy Hook, Kaufman County, Boston and now West have shown us that life is too valuable to turn and only look inward. The search and rescue effort for those trapped due to the devastating and deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Co.  will continue for days.  The number of those trapped inside the rubble is still unknown, and for some, there will be no rescue. 

The West Fire Department and School District have begun to reach out to surrounding cities, asking for necessities and books, in order to rebuild their town.  Therefore, the Heart of Texas Young Republicans will be doing a Book and Items Drive for West Texas and I am asking all to help!  It is a tragedy that we all wish would never have happened, but one we can make a little better for someone by simply giving to them.  The items currently needed are :

Bottled water
Teddy Bears/Stuffed Animals
Adult diapers
medical supplies
Air Mattresses
Walmart gift cards
Books for the Middle School (which was leveled)

If you would rather donate money for these items to be purchased, you can do so at and simply put in the notes the donation is for the West Book and Item Drive.  Items can be dropped off at 104 FM 1660 South, Hutto, TX 78634 and left with the front desk.

Please let me know if you have any questions at and thank you in advance for your generosity.

Very Respectfully,
Kristen Smith

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