Ann Bonney wants to help the community of West following the explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people and injured about 160 last month.

Bonney, a Killeen resident who collects miscellaneous items, is holding a fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at her home, 1405 Pine Drive in Killeen.

“I have a lot of things around my house. I antique (as a) hobby and I have some very nice items,” she said. “I’m donating those items and putting them up for sale so I can make a donation to West.”

If this weekend’s sale is successful, Bonney hopes to hold more yard sales throughout the month and donate the funds to the city’s office. From there, she said the city will decide which projects need the most funding and distribute the money accordingly.

“It’ll go to wherever the city needs it the most at the time,” she said. “They’re working on making sure the water is not contaminated and getting a nursing home rebuilt.”

Bonney said she also makes various knick-knacks in her free time, which also will be for sale.

“I’m kind of a finisher and helper of all things,” she said. “I’m trying to sell a bunch of items that I have that don’t really do me any good and donate the money.”

Contact Sarah Rafique at or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

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