BUFFALO (N.Y.) — The NFL's sales of T-shirts titled “Choose Love”, helped to raise funds for the league., NHL's The National Lacrosse League Bandits has raised more than $1 million to help East Buffalo's victims and the community surrounding it.
Shooting at Tops Friendly Markets, a predominantly Black neighborhood, on May 14.
The T-shirts featuring the team logos and the phrasingYou can make a $25 donation. All proceeds will go to the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund which provides support for the deceased and other directly affected people, as well as the Buffalo Together Community Respond Fund which addresses other community needs related to the mass shooting.
All three professional local teams' players and coaches wore the shirts on May 18, while volunteering in the community after the shooting.
“Choose Love” — It's a motto I believe we should adopt as a nation,” quarterbacksaid. “It's the golden principle, treating others as you would like to be treated. This is what happened.
“Again, our goal is to brighten peoples day and to share their grief with the community. Let them know that we care.
Roger Goodell, former Sabres and Bills players and owners Kim & Terry Pegula also supported the effort while he was at the site.
Last month, the Buffalo Bills Foundation combined with the NFL Foundation announced a $400,000 donation towards the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund. The fund also supports a variety nonprofit organizations involved in emergency response efforts. Jane Goodell, his wife, and Goodell also donated $50,000 to Bills Social Justice Fund. Thurman Thomas, Hall of Fame running back, and Patricia have donated $50,000.Through the Thurman Thomas Family Foundation, to support victims and the community
Bills recognize the importance of continuing to support the community and those impacted for the future.
“We're available to listen to what you need. We are open to hearing from the community about how we can help,” running backLast month, he said. “We know that we must be there; we have have to show up. It is simple for us to get here. As you stated, the difficult part is thinking about a long-term vision for the future.