Published: Jan 14, 2011 10:52 PM EST
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 8:06 PM EST

NAPLES- Tom Smith, a delivery driver for Balgas Naples, was severely injured by an explosion on Monday during a routine delivery to the Mangrove Café in downtown Naples. Tom has been a loyal and hardworking employee of Balgas for seven years and is well respected by his coworkers and customers.

Tom lives in Bonita Springs with his family. He is a father to three sons and three stepsons. Tom is very active in the Boy Scouts with his youngest son and has two older sons in the military. Tom himself served in the U.S. army for an extended period both in the U.S. and Germany.

Tom remains in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital - Regional Burn Center. He is currently in an induced coma and has severe burns covering most of his body.

A fund has been established to aid Tom and his family. If you would like to contribute, please mail your gifts to:

Encore National Bank c/o Tom Smith Care Fund 3003 Tamiami Trail North Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103

or Tom Smith Care Fund c/o Balgas 3506 Prospect Ave. Naples, FL 34104

You may also contribute in person at any of the following Encore National Bank locations:

Naples North 10600 Tamiami Trail, N.

Suite 604

Naples, FL 34108 239-591-3613

Naples Main

3003 Tamiami Trail Suite

100 Naples, FL 34103


Fort Myers

7920 Summerlin Lakes Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33907


Sun City Center

1653 Sun City Center Plaza

Suite 1001

Sun City Center, FL 33573


Port Charlotte

2120 Kings Highway

 Port Charlotte, Fl 33980