"It's Remarkable that this young woman who suffered such a terrible loss, has turned her personal tragedy into such a benefit to the community"
Dr. John D. Stobo
Univerty of Texas Midland Branch
At a time when others may have thought of only themselves, Eva thought of others. She fought BP so the memories of those unfortunate fifteen would never be forgotten. Eva and Brent Coon have established three separate foundations in the names of the victims, by giving $100,000 each to the three foundations.
We invite you to help in our remembrance of those unfortunate fifteen workers and their families, and follow the example of Eva Rowe. The foundations, personally selected by Eva to memorialize the fifteen who died and receive your generous gifts are:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , Truman G. Blocker Adult Burn Unit, in memory of all 15 people who died in the Texas City explosion. All 23 victims of the explosion, who were treated at this hospital, survived.
The Texas A&M University Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, in memory of all 15 people who died in the Texas City explosion. The Center was established in 1995 in memory of Ms. O'Connor, who was an engineer killed in a Texas City refinery explosion. Ms. Rowe selected the O'Connor Center to help further its work educating engineers who wish to improve workers safety at refineries.
The College of the Mainland, in Texas City , for safety and process technology training for refinery and chemical plant workers. Your donations will help enhance the education and training programs for students seeking careers in refinery and chemical plant safety and process technology.