In a large part, thanks to your donations, my parent company's Foundation sent me this letter this morning:
Thanks again for taking the time to speak with us late last week. As a follow, a decision was made to provide an additional $25K ($5K per GO). The funds will go to The West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund, housed at Waco Foundation, which was established on April 18th by three local foundations - Cooper, Rapoport and Waco. This Fund is for the sole benefit of the victims and relief efforts of the West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion.
My deepest thanks for all that contributed. This Sunday I was able to take my young son down to West to deliver a check to one of the churches which is helping West residents rebuild their lives. They will allocate the money in grants and for food. I am humbled by the open hearts and thank you for caring about our fellow Texans.
Thanks to our efforts, 300 meals from My Fit Foods were delievered to the Victorious Life church which is housing over a dozen families from West. A 25 foot truck with over 3 tons of supplies was also part of Friday's efforts. We will collect monies throughout the week with a goal of taking a 5 figure check for the families.
This has been such a gratifying effort to raise funds. We loaded a 25 foot truck this morning with food, clothes and personal items. My friend Mark Cowin of My Fit Foods send down 300 meals for this weekend. I cannot thank our donors enough.
We are raising money to help those who lost everything in the blast in West Texas. 100% of money raised will go to the victims. Also, please give blood if you can. We (as in my collection of Texans, Long horn fan, political allies etc etc) will use the funds raised to purchase toiletries for those homeless in West and those down supporting them.