Rangers offer help for victims

CHICAGO -- The Texas Rangers will hold a blood drive and accept donations this weekend for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion near Waco.

The Rangers said Thursday that the relief effort will take place during their home series against Seattle.

As many as 15 people were killed and more than 160 others were injured Wednesday night in the accident in the farm town of West, Texas, which is less than 90 miles south of Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers said fans can bring essential items all weekend for the victims and that cash donations also will be accepted. The team's food truck will head to West to make food and water donations.

Among the most requested items are diapers, water bottles, gift cards for grocery stores or home supply stores, toilet paper, non-perishable food items and clothing. Cash donations will also be accepted for relief efforts.