Bills Owners Terry, Kim Pegula Pledge $1.2M in Coronavirus Aid to Western NY

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2020

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 24:  Detail view of Buffalo Bills logo on a camouflage flag waved during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field on November 24, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Denver 20-3.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula have pledged $1.2 million in community aid to western New York citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, the team announced Wednesday.

The money will be distributed to three organizations: the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund, the FeedMore WNY and the Rural Outreach Center in East Aurora. A portion of the money will go to supporting first responders and medical personnel and also will be used to procure medical supplies.

Quarterback Josh Allen will also be making a $25,000 donation:

Kim Pegula said in a statement:

"We realize we are in uncertain times as a nation and as a community. Like many Western New Yorkers, we are faced with making difficult decisions, but we realize that focusing on the health and welfare of our community is what will get us through these difficult times. While we don't yet know the scope of the pandemic, we wanted to ensure that we were able to give some immediate assistance to those in need and those fighting on the front lines."

The Bills and the Pegulas joined a number of NFL owners and players who have donated money to aid those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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