The Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs has established a relief fund for members affected by the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion last month. Of the eight TSCPA members that live in West, some lost their homes, family members, neighbors and friends, and all were displaced while utilities were slowly restored.

In addition to those TSCPA victims, the Relief Fund for TSCPA Members in West, Texas will assist others who have need.

The Central Texas Chapter will collect funds until Friday, May 17, and provide assistance to those affected members as soon as possible after that date. Having already raised over $16,000, the Central Texas Chapter has appointed a task force to direct and ensure the proper distribution of funds.

Donations (which are not deductible as charitable contributions) can be made securely by credit card here or by sending a check Central Texas Chapter of TSCPA with “West Relief Fund” in the memo field to the mailing address: Central Texas Chapter of TSCPA, P.O. Box 7834, Waco, TX 76714.