Ruben Brown, Buffalo Bills 50th Season All-Time Team member, met fans and signed autographs at M&T Bank's Seneca Cazenovia Branch in Buffalo on November 3rd. The eight-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman was there to support and promote the annual 'Gift of Warmth' Collection Program and help the Salvation Army with their warm clothing collection efforts.
The 'Gift of Warmth' program kicked off on Sunday, November 1st when new warm clothing and monetary donations were collected at the Ralph Wilson Stadium gates at the Bills vs. Texans game. The Buffalo Bills, Salvation Army and M&T Bank are urging fans to help the less fortunate in Western New York this winter season.
"I'm here because I'm a big supporter of what the Salvation Army and M&T Bank are doing to help the community," said Brown. "The Gift of Warmth program is a great way to help our fellow community members that need warm clothing and I'm glad to help."
Fans are encouraged to donate at any M&T Bank branch throughout the Buffalo and Rochester area.
M&T Bank is the official banking partner of the Bills and has been a proud sponsor of the Gift of Warmth prorgram for more than 20 years.
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.
For more information, visit the community pages at www.buffalobills.com.