WEST (June 13, 2013)--A group of volunteers went to work Thursday in West to demolish what’s left of an apartment building that was almost leveled by the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.
Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of West and some who came to West from other cities have been working to demolish homes for several days.
The West church is using donated funds to pay for the demolition.
A group of Texas Baptists from all over the state is due in West beginning Friday to sift through the rubble left after demolition, for keepsakes that homeowners might have lost after the blast.
The group will organize anything they find and try to locate owners to return the items to them, a news release from the Baptist General Convention of Texas said.
Other volunteers will clean up debris and do yard work where homes were demolished.
The West Terrace Apartments at 1300 North Reagan was directly in the path of the blast wave when ammonium nitrate stored at the nearby plant exploded.