On January 24, 2020, the Spring Branch community was rocked by an explosion that severely damaged the Westbranch and Carverdale neighborhoods, in addition to surrounding areas.  Hundreds of structures have been affected and we are still waiting to hear how many families will not be able to return to their homes. 

“The community always rallies around its neighbors and we will make certain the families affected by this tragedy will get the resources needed to regain safe and stable housing and whatever is needed to establish a new home,” said Sonja Gee, MAM President & CEO.

The explosion at Watson Grinding & Manufacturing in Houston leveled buildings, damaged hundreds of homes and shook the ground for miles. PHOTO: WSJ via DRONE BASE/REUTERS

Disaster Relief

What kind of help is available?

MAM is ready to respond by providing rehousing assistance, case management services and mental health counseling to families. 

Watson Grinding & Manufacturing's site is located approximately 3 miles from Memorial Assistance Ministries' main office on Blalock. MAM's facility was not affected by the explosion.

If you need help:

If you have been affected by the explosion, please complete the form below or email disasterhelp@mamhouston.org 


Include your name and phone number and our staff will contact you.

Make a donation to the MAM Disaster Relief Fund:

If you would like to help with our disaster relief efforts, please consider a monetary donation to MAM's disaster relief fund.

Or send your donation by mail to:


Memorial Assistance Ministries 

Office of Fund Development

1625 Blalock Road

Houston, TX 77080

Please indicate "disaster relief" either on your check's memo line or in a note.


Main Office: 1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080  |  (713) 468-4516

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