- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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As part of the relief efforts to support the town of West, Texas, the community hit hard by the fertilizer plant explosion last week, the Dallas Cowboys donated $100,000 to the Salvation Army.
"The community of West, Texas, has suffered a tremendous loss through this tragedy," Charlotte Anderson, president of charities for the Dallas Cowboys, said in a statement. "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 are scheduled to attend the Cowboys' annual NFL draft party at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday to collect financial donations from fans wishing to join the outreach effort.