Calvary Chapel reaching out to help residents of West, Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Calvary Chapel reaching out to help residents of West, Texas


Calvary Chapel is partnering with other churches in the area to help West, Texas residents who are still in need after the fertilizer plant explosion that took the lives of 15 people and injured some 200 others.

Love Out Loud Lubbock is an outreach program spearheaded by Calvary Chapel. They are extending the program to help residents of West who have lost everything.

Lubbock volunteers are gathering up food, water and gift cards - along with a shoulder to cry on - and are bringing them out to West on Sunday.

Ben Martinez, Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel said, "A lot of the stuff is still in their homes... Basically they have to get a structural engineer to get the okay to go back in their home and that's taking a long, long time."

The group plans on heading back out there in a month, as officials predict the recovery process could take some time.

"I believe those people are probably going to minister to us more than we are to them. We are taking them this stuff, but they're the ones actually walking through it day by day," Martinez said.

If you'd like to donate, they are accepting non-perishable food items, water and gift cards. You can drop them off at Calvary Chapel at 4218 Boston Ave. or you can donate online at

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