United Supermarkets’ Market Street presented the American Red Cross with a check for nearly $40,000 to their Disaster Relief Fund to help provide relief to victims of disaster, including victims of the Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

In three weeks, Market Street guests raised nearly $30,000 by adding a cash donation to their grocery purchase during checkout. Donations were accepted from guests at Market Street locations in Allen, Colleyville, Coppell, Frisco, McKinney and Plano

In addition, Market Street donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross, making the total donation $39,239.60.

“Once again, our DFW guests have shown generosity and compassion with their contributions to our family and friends of West,” said Kurt McMillan, regional vice president for Market Street. “Market Street is pleased to add to their contributions, and make a nearly $40,000 donation today to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to continue to provide food, relief items and emotional support to residents beginning their long road to recovery.”

To date, the Red Cross has served more than 48,300 meals and snacks and distributed more than 19,400 clean up and hygiene relief items in West, Texas. Red Cross nurses and licensed counselors have made more than 1,400 health contacts and 1,800 mental health contacts with West residents following the trauma of this unique disaster.