In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, people all over the country are experiencing tough times from loss of a paycheck to food shortages in addition to fighting the illness itself. While Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula recently announced $1.2 million to aid in the response, players have also begun helping those in need.
One week ago, center Mitch Morse was the first to announce he was donating to help those in need in the local Buffalo area. He pledged to donate $100,000 to the Western New York Food Bank and Meals on Wheels program collectively known as FeedMore WNY.
As soon as the Pegulas announced their cash donation, quarterback Josh Allen jumped right in, pledging $25,000 to help the cause.
Tight end Tyler Kroft also said he was going to contribute. Kroft signed with the Bills as a free agent last offseason.
(1/3) During this time of crisis, my wife and I will be donating $50k spread out among the following organizations:— Tyler Kroft (@Kroft86) March 26, 2020
• The Pegula Community Aid fund
• Lord’s Pantry in Downingtown, PA
• The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall, NY
• Franklin Food Bank in Somerset, NJ
While those guys were donating money, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was donating his money AND time alongside his brothers in their hometown of Danville, Virginia. The trio, all NFL players, were handing out lunches to almost 1000 people. Trey Edmunds and Terrell Edmunds both play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Edmunds brothers are out today in Danville handing out lunches- they have just under 1,000 to give away. A great family giving back to the community! @rell_island6 @maine_savage23 @steelers @BuffaloBills @wsls pic.twitter.com/cnkaZAElXO— Brooke Leonard (@abrookeleonard) March 25, 2020
UPDATE 9:30 a.m. Eastern
Jon Feliciano has joined in, pledging $25,000 to two local charities in his home state of Florida: Feeding South Florida and Meals of Wheels South Florida.