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Texas bankers donate more than $140,000 to West

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Texas bankers teamed up to donate $143,500 to help West in it's rebuilding process Friday. The donation was given to West's POINTWEST Bank and the State National Bank at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas and the Texas Bankers Association teamed up to establish the Texas Bankers Disaster Relief Fund. Both the IBAT and TBA donated $1,000 to start the fund off and the rest came from donations from Texas bankers.

The two local banks will be coordinating the fund and be using it to help the community recover from the explosion. The donations will be used for the expenses not covered by insurance or government assistance for the West community.

The Texas Bankers Foundation coordinated the donations and 100% of every dollar that was donated went into the fund to help West.

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