Apr 22 2013
This week, our nation was shocked with two tragic events – one in Boston and one just south of the 32nd Congressional District. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who lost loved ones or were injured in the horrific bombings in Boston and the devastating explosion in West.
In times of destruction and despair, Texans have always come together to help their neighbors rebuild. The outpouring of assistance from volunteers and first responders demonstrates the selfless character of the people of our great state, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all who have offered support to our neighbors in West.
My office has listed several resources for those looking to offer assistance to the victims and displaced families in West, as well as important information for individuals needing assistance in the area.
Blood Donations: You can donate blood by scheduling a donation appointment in your area. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Donations and Emergency Assistance: Trucks are collecting towels, clothes and blankets at the campuses of Baylor, TCU and SMU. You can also visit my website to view an extensive list of emergency and informational contacts, including ways to assist the community of West.
Information: Families seeking information on victims and survivors of the Texas explosion can call the Hotline at (254) 826-4115, use the Red Cross' Safe and Well database, or visit my website to access the contact information for local medical centers accepting injured residents.
People’s Choice Award
As you may remember, each year I support the 32nd Congressional District’s participation in the Congressional Art Competition to give local students the opportunity to showcase their individual talents and receive national recognition. You can participate in choosing this year’s "People’s Choice" winner by casting your vote online. Voting will be open until Monday, April 22nd at 3:00 pm CT, and I will be announcing the winner in an upcoming newsletter. Click here to pick your favorite piece of art from the talented students in North Texas.
Have a good weekend.