Released 26 April 2013
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IRVING, TEXAS – The Gene and
Jerry Jones Family
Charities will make a $100,000 donation to The Salvation Army to assist with
the charity’s disaster relief efforts in West, Texas.
close-knit Texas community was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion last
week that killed 15 citizens, including 10 first responders, and injured more
than 160 people.
“The community of West, Texas, has suffered a
tremendous loss through this tragedy,” said Charlotte Jones 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.”
personnel will collect financial donations from fans wishing to join the
outreach effort at the team’s annual NFL Draft Party at Cowboys Stadium
on Thursday, April 25. By midnight on the night of the incident, The Salvation
Army had mobilized support teams and deployed five Emergency Disaster Canteens
(mobile kitchens) to the West area.
The massive blast from the
explosion measured 2.1 on the Richter scale and was felt as far as 80 miles
away in Dallas. More than 75 homes and businesses were destroyed, including a
50 unit apartment complex and a nursing home facility.
donations to the city and citizens of West allow disaster responders to
immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster survivors. If you would
like to make a donation, please clicK HERE.