Sunday, April 21, 2013

Willie Nelson-Benefit Concert for West, Texas

"Willie Nelson will be donating proceeds from his Birthday Concert on April 28th at The Backyard to West Volunteer Fire Department."

"Willie Nelson is celebrating his 80th Birthday on April 30, 2013."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/04/19/willie-nelson-texas-blast-victims-benefit-concert/2096997/

The small town of West in Texas was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday, 17 April 2012.

There are videos as well as a recent article on the following website:

Town of West, Texas, recovers after plant blast kills 14, injures 200
Fox News
by Mike Jaccarino
Published April 20, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/20/numerous-injuries-reported-in-large-explosion-at-texas-fertilizer-plant/

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Officials now number the dead from a Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion at 14, while residents attempt to recover some semblance of normalcy in the 2,800-person town of West.
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In addition to the dead, approximately 200 people were injured by the blast.
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Up to 75 homes were damaged, as well as an apartment complex with about 50 units that was reduced to a "skeleton," one official said.
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said it was deploying a large investigation team to West.

American Red Cross crews from across Texas also headed to the scene.

Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster said the group was working with emergency management officials in West to find a safe shelter for residents displaced from their homes.
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On Willie Nelson's website, info is posted re how people can help the community of West, Texaco.

Willie Nelson's website:
http://willienelson.com/home/

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