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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced a combined $100,000 donation to the POINTWEST Bank Fund to help victims of the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas. The funds will support people affected by the April 17th tragedy who lost loved ones or their homes.

POINTWEST Bank will distribute the funds and claims evaluated by St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, both based in West.

Major League Baseball will encourage fans to donate to POINTWEST Bank Fund throughout all national telecasts and will promote the charity with signage behind home plate.

Several websites: MLB.com, TexasRangers.com and MLBPlayers.com also will also promote the fund and accept online donations.

“Major League Baseball is proud to support the people of West, Texas during their community’s difficult time of need,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. “Major League Baseball, our 30 Clubs, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network offer its sincere condolences to all the individuals and the families affected by this tragedy, and we hope that our industry’s contribution will assist in the community’s recovery.”

“Major Leaguers are honored to join the Commissioner’s Office and Clubs in supporting efforts to help the people of West, Texas recover from this tragic event – our thoughts and prayers are with them all,” said MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner.

The Texas Rangers have already organized a number of relief efforts at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, including collections of essential items and cash as well as holding a blood drive. Fans and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation have donated thousands of dollars in gift cards and $40,000 in cash for victims and residents of West.

For more information, click on MLBCommunity.org.

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