Buffalo Sabres Make Huge Donation To Community Center In Buffalo
The Buffalo Sabres made an announcement that they will be making a big donation to help out a Community Center in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center has been serving as one of the key food and supply distribution sites for the community since the mass shooting on Jefferson Avenue. The Buffalo Sabres would like to help them to continue to do that work.
The Sabres announced today that they will be making a $100,000 donation to The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center. They say the extra funds will help staffing and programming at the center. Although this donation follows the tragedy, they have been making donations to the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation for years now.
"We are proud to have been investing in the Resource Council of WNY and Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Community Center since 2015 and remain committed to helping provide access to educational and recreational opportunities at the center in the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy that happened last Saturday. We need to support our neighbors and be catalysts for change, and this will hopefully be a small part of the healing process as we come together as a community. The Resource Council of WNY's longstanding goal of bringing stability, hope and inspiration to families they serve is more important now than ever before." - Buffalo Sabres Foundation President Rich Jureller
The community has been doing its best to come together and support each other these past couple weeks. All three of the professional sports teams owned by Kim and Terry Pegula (The Bills, Sabres, and Bandits) and the Pegulas themselves all made appearances at the memorial site to pay their respects. While they were there, they were wearing shirts that said "Choose Love" with the Buffalo Bills logo on it. They've now made those shirts available for purchase and will be donating 100% of the profits of those shirts to the 5/14 Survivors Fund & Buffalo Together Community Response Fund.