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Dallas Cowboys Donate $50,000 to El Paso Shooting Victims

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Following the tragic shooting in El Paso, Texas, the Dallas Cowboys announced they are making a special donation. The team is donating $50,000 to a fund for the victims of the attack. The August 3, 2019 shooting at an El Paso Wal-Mart resulted in the deaths of 22 people and injury of around 24 others.

According to the team, the NFL Foundation plans to match the donation to the El Paso Community Foundation Victims’ Fund. Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys, also serves as Chairwoman of the NFL Foundation. The Dallas Cowboys have a large fanbase in El Paso, and this isn’t the first time the team has served community outreach programs in the far West Texas city.

Dallas Cowboys Donate $50,000 to El Paso Shooting Victims

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The El Paso shooter was apparently from a community in North Texas located only 11 miles east of the Dallas Cowboys headquarters of Frisco, Texas. Team owner Jerry Jones voiced his gratitude for the support that they have in El Paso and noted that the team is with the city in heart and spirit during this tragedy. Cowboys defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence tweeted on the day of the shooting, “Prayers up to the El Paso community,” and used the hashtag “#senselessviolence.” His fellow defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford asked fans of the team to “Please join me in praying for those directly affected by the shooting in El Paso! So sad.”

The Houston Texans also announced they are helping victims of the tragic shooting. The Texans are donating $100,000 to the El Paso Victims’ Fund. The Fund is said to be working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to help the families who suffered as a result of the shocking attack.

Credit card fees and administrative fees are being waived for donations to the El Paso Foundation. If you’d like to make a donation yourself, you can do so by visiting this link.