Gift of Warmth Collection at Sunday's Bills game

Orchard Park, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills, Salvation Army and M&T Bank are encouraging fans to help the less fortunate in Western New York this winter season by participating in the 2009 Gift of Warmth Collection that will take place at the Bills vs. Houston Texans game on Sunday, November 1, 2009.

New warm clothing and monetary donations will be collected at the Ralph Wilson Stadium gates before the 1:00 p.m. game. Those not able to donate at the game are encouraged to donate at any M&T Bank branch throughout the Buffalo and Rochester region.

Since 1884, the Salvation Army has been a vital link within Western New York's human services network. They provide individuals, regardless of age, gender, education, ethnicity or religion with food, clothing and shelter, as well as social and spiritual support. The mission of The Salvation Army – Buffalo Area Services is to offer hope for a better life by meeting basic human needs.

M&T Bank is the official banking partner of the Bills and has been a proud sponsor of the Gift of Warmth for more than 20 years.

M&T Bank Corporation, founded in 1856, is one of the top 20 commercial bank holding companies in the nation, with $69.9 billion in assets and more than 800 branch offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. More information is available at www.mtb.com.

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