Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is responding to the explosion in West, Texas by partnering with First Baptist Church, West. Volunteers and funding are still needed to continue recovery efforts. Click here to give to Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery efforts.
Site Coordinator Update: Charles Baker, a retired IMB Missionary living in Georgetown, has volunteered to be our West Recovery Site Coordinator this Spring. Charles can be reached by phone at (512) 535-6237 or by email.
Contact Marla Bearden to schedule a group to work in West. Marla can be reached by phone at (214) 828-5382 or by email.
Click here to read an article about the recovery efforts currently taking place in West, TX.
- January 3-4
- February 1
- March 10-22
- April 5
- June 16-28
- Additional dates to be determined
- Shalom Builders will be doing construction work in West every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from February 6 to November 30. Volunteers are welcome on any of these trips. If you are interested in volunteering with Shalom Builders on these workdays, contact Gerald Davis at (214) 828-5392 or email@example.com
At least one week before you are to arrive in West, everyone on your team will need to have registered on line at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7c184a or at the GO button below. Background checks will be done on all team members 18 or over. (Only offenses less than 12 months old will be questioned)
Liability Waiver Form can be downloaded off the registration link above. Please bring your signed Liability Waiver Insurance forms with you and give them to Charles. (Over 18 sign only page 1, Under 18 parent or guardian much sign page 2 and 3)
We are no longer housing at FBC West
We recommend that you make arrangement with one of the following locations:
Day Spring Camp
5882 Rogers Hill Rd
Call Lori Wymore for availability (254) 722-5442 self-serve kitchen facilities available (9 miles from West)
Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
1115 Columbus Ave
Waco, TX 76701
Call Jonathan Pickle for availability (254) 754-7971 www.cabcwaco.org (19 Miles from West, TX)
Latham Springs call for costs and availability for after Labor Day (254) 694-3689 www.lathamsprings.com (12 miles from West, TX)
Please let the site coordinator know where you will be staying.
TBM feeding units are no longer provided. The kitchen and fellowship hall at FBC-West is available.
You will be responsible for your own food while you are here. Two small groceries are in West. A Wal-Mart is in Hillsboro and an H-E-B in Bellmead.
Local food sources: Sonic, Subway, Bush’s Chicken, Pizza House of West, Montes Mexican Restaurant, Slovacek’s Czech American Restaurant, Wild Bill’s Outlaw steakhouse and several bakeries.
There are many nearby hotels. Click here for Hotel Listing.
Tools and Supplies
There is a tool storage area adjacent to FBC West where your group can get tools, gloves, safety glasses, lawn mowers, weed eaters, clippers, shovels, rakes, brooms and any other tools you may need.
The Site Coordinator will give you details on where your group orientation location before the work begins. He will provide all the work project options during the time you are there. You may choose which one best fits your group.
Important: Please do not bring any donated items to West. West has an overabundance of donated items and is asking everyone to provide funds only.
Register at the GO button at the bottom of this page.