Texas Farm Bureau donates $173,100 to West

Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-25 17:10:20-04

The Texas Farm Bureau donated $173,100 to the City of West and West EMS on Thursday to help West in their rebuilding process.

The Texas Farm Bureau, the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, county Farm Bureaus and TFB members made the donation.

The check presentation was held at West VFD Firehouse at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

This donation will help fund a new ambulance for West EMS and a park to be named in honor of the first responders who lost their lives in the West fertilizer explosion.

West Mayor Tommy Muska says donations like these are just part of the outpouring support for the city.

"It's not the number that counts, it is the love that's behind that number. Texas Farm Bureau members have put out that love in their generous donation, you know, to help the citizens, and so I think it is greatly felt by every one of these people, and they are very appreciative of it."