Robertson County Cares for West
When the people of West were dealt a devastating blow on April 18, the people of Robertson County leapt into action. The Robertson County News began taking donations as early as Thursday morning and the people of Robertson County showed up in droves to deliver money, food, blankets, clothes, diapers, books and toiletries for those who lost everything. The support was overwhelming and the truck to West filled to the brim left Friday afternoon. The staff of the Robertson County News would like to thank everyone who stepped up so quickly in a time of need. “The response was heartwarming and a bit overwhelming, but not surprising. Texans are notoriously generous and I’m proud to be one,” said Teresa Phillips, advertising manager of the Robertson County News.
The Oak Tree Inn immediately stepped up with blankets and toiletries, Mumford 4-H came together to gather plasticware, plates, toilet paper and toothbrushes and Brookshire Brothers set up boxes for donations on Thursday as well. Other community groups, businesses and schools gathered together to help those in West. Calvert students had a car wash to raise money and Franklin students gathered food, clothes and blankets to donate. Both the Franklin and Hearne VFW collected goods to take to those in need. Derek Scott took donations all the way until Thursday, and First Star Bank made several donations.