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Dallas Cowboys help victims in El Paso shooting

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:26 AM
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

OXNARD, Calif (AP):

The Dallas Cowboys are donating US$50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 people and left about two dozen others injured in El Paso, Texas.

The team said that the NFL Foundation was planning a matching donation to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims’ Fund. Cowboys executive vice-president Charlotte Jones Anderson is chairwoman of the NFL Foundation.

The Cowboys have had community outreach programmes for years in El Paso, the far West Texas city with a large contingent of Dallas fans. Owner Jerry Jones said earlier in the week that the team is “so appreciative of the support we have in El Paso”.

Jones Anderson said that the club’s hope was that “so many others in Texas and around the country will be inspired to assist the loved ones who are grieving”.

The El Paso foundation is waiving administrative and credit card fees for donations. The website to donate is https://payments.epcf.org.