Texas Rangers: West fertilizer plant explosion

Donations pour in for West plant victims

April, 21, 2013
4/21/13
5:06
PM CT
During this three-game weekend series with the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers have collected tens of thousands of essential items for the West victims and residents that filled two large meeting areas at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington as well as thousands of dollars in gift cards. In addition, some $40,000 in cash donations will go to the citizens of West from Texas Rangers fans and employees and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

The Rangers, with the assistance of the Fox Sports Southwest Fan Express, are planning to deliver the items collected this weekend to West, Texas during this upcoming week. More information will be announced when it is available.

Carter BloodCare reported that 80 donors were processed during today’s blood drive at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The number of units of blood drawn today equates to over 200 lives saved.

Rangers, fans helping West, Texas

April, 21, 2013
4/21/13
8:00
AM CT
The Rangers and their fans have offered an overwhelming amount of support in the direction of West, Texas, where last week's fertilizer plant explosion has left 14 dead and more than 200 injured.

Officials from West have requested that Rangers fans who attend Sunday's game against Seattle and wish to make a donation to do so in the form of gift cards or cash donations.

The Rangers said the items will be collected at Rangers Ballpark gates beginning at noon on Sunday and continue until 30 minutes after the 2:05 p.m. first pitch.

Also, the Rangers and Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive for fans coming to Sunday's game. The blood drive will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.

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