The Texas Farm Bureau is raising money to help the residents of West who were impacted by the fertilizer plant explosion,extending a helping hand to the small farming community.

Through TFB's Education and Research Foundation, the West Relief Fund is designed to facilitate the delivery of money to those in need.

"One of the great things about Farm Bureau families is their willingness to help one another in their time of need," George Hood, Victoria County Farm Bureau president, said.

One hundred percent of donations made to the fund will benefit those in the West community affected by the fertilizer plant explosion.

"County Farm Bureaus and people from across the state have been looking for ways to help the people of West," Hood said. "Right now, we're being told that the collection of monetary donations is the best way to help out. We want to help them during this difficult time."

Tax-deductible monetary donations may be made to: Texas Farm Bureau Education and Research Foundation - West Relief and mailed to P.O. Box 2689, Waco, Texas, 76702-2689, Attn: Cyndi Gerik.