Rachael, a Waco campus resident, was inspired to draw this picture after learning of the explosion in West, Texas. The following is how she describes her drawing:
“I was doing research for a final project and came across information on how large the crater was that was left by the explosion in West. I thought how cool it would be if I could make a memorial and came up with this drawing. The flags represent those who lost their lives. In the middle, there is a cross with a fire hose wrapped around it and at the bottom are the names of those who died. “
Methodist Children’s Home has donated sundry items and offered housing to families in the initial crisis. Our youth and staff from both the Waco and Boys Ranch campuses have also been volunteering. They have spent time working in the warehouse at Texas State Technical College sorting and receiving donations as well as donation sites through Samaritan’s Purse, Salvation Army and local churches.