The Buffalo Bills have announced that in collaboration with partners, they will be contributing a total of $137,000 to the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York Disaster Relief. Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula have pledged a lead gift in the form of a $50,000 donation. In partnership, the NFL Foundation has pledged $50,000 and also raised $12,000 as part of their Text-to-Give program that ran during the Bills-Jets game on November 24. The Detroit Lions also ran a 50/50 raffle at Ford Field during the Bills-Jets game, generating an additional $25,000 for the Western and Central New York Red Cross Disaster Relief.
"We are grateful to our community and our partners who join us in support of the disaster relief effort", said Kim Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Bills. "Through it all, this storm brought out the best in the people of our region and our fans rallied together to get back on their feet as soon as possible. We appreciate the support from the NFL and the Detroit Lions who went above and beyond in their support as we dealt with the impact of the storm."
"The NFL Foundation is pleased to support the Buffalo community," said Charlotte Jones Anderson, NFL Foundation chair and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys. "We stand ready to assist them as they recover from the storm, and admire the region's spirit of cooperation and resilience during trying times."
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