Jones charity donates $100K after Texas explosion

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Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 5:03 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A charity operated by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has donated $100,000 for recovery efforts after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.

The Cowboys on Wednesday announced the donation from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities to the Salvation Army.

Last week's plant explosion in the town of West, about 70 miles south of Arlington, claimed at least 14 lives and left more than 200 people hurt. The blast also decimated dozens of homes and businesses.

Salvation Army personnel will be at Thursday's NFL draft party at Cowboys Stadium to accept financial donations from fans for recovery efforts in West. Donations are also being accepted online.

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Online:

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/texas/WestExplosion

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