“On behalf of the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund, we are most grateful for the generous contributions from the Buffalo Bills Foundation and the National Football League Foundation that will allow us to create real change and emerge from the darkness of this heinous act,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “This Fund is a partnership to build upon the collective desire to take action and to work together as a community to address immediate needs, long-term rebuilding and systemic issues that continue to marginalize communities of color.”
The other $200,000 will be donated directly from the Buffalo Bills Foundation to ‘various nonprofits working on the emergency response efforts to address the immediate needs of Buffalo’s East Side residents.’
Additionally, head coach Sean McDermott, quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs and dozens of their teammates– as well as players from the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits — served food and volunteered on Jefferson Avenue on Wednesday (May 18).
“This is just the beginning of the efforts of the Buffalo Bills and we are committed to doing more for the community as the days and weeks go by,” the Bills shared. “To find more ways to get involved and provide support to those in need in our community, click here.”