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Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Jerry Jones Charity Donates $100,000 to West



    The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities are making a $100,000 donation to The Salvation Army's disaster relief effort in West, the Dallas Cowboys said Wednesday.

    "The community of West, Texas, has suffered a tremendous loss through this tragedy," said Charlotte Anderson, President of Charities for the Dallas Cowboys, in a news release.  "But they have also shown their strength and resilience in beginning the healing process as well.  We hope that others will join us in supporting the efforts of The Salvation Army as the focus turns to providing the resources necessary to help the great people of West rebuild."
    Salvation Army personnel will also be accepting donations from fans during the team's annual NFL Draft Party at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday.

    Over last weekend's three-game series with the Mariners, the Texas Rangers accepted donations from fans including thousands of dollars in gift cards, for residents of West. Rangers fans and employees and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation also donated about $40,000 in cash.

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