Over the past few days, community members in Buffalo and Western New York have made donations and visited the Tops’ site on Jefferson Ave. on the east side of Buffalo.
The community is still in mourning after a gunman claimed the lives of 10 people and three others were injured in a racially charged attack last Saturday.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Buffalo on Tuesday. They met the families of the victims, as well as the first responders.
The entire Buffalo Bills team and staff were on site Wednesday, along with Bills and Sabers players, as they served food to the community and volunteered their time.
On Thursday, more notable figures sprung up on Jefferson Avenue and at the Resource Council on East Ferry.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Bills and Sabers owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and Bills and Sabers alumni toured the venue Thursday. The whole time has been a volunteer and that now includes retired game-by-game man Rick Jeanneret.
Jeanneret, Rob Ray and Patrick Kaleta were shown laying flowers at the memorial on Jefferson Ave. The Sabers tweeted the video on Thursday.
Seeing Rick’s face puts everything into perspective. To be there with the community, at the site of tragedy, is incredibly powerful.
If you want to find ways to help community members, visit the Community Resource Document who has ways to help, what to donate, where to donate and volunteer, and desired resources.
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