Goodell, Bills greats visit memorial, volunteers

Goodell, Bills greats visit memorial, volunteers

May 22, 2022 by ESPN

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  • May 19, 2022 * Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Thurman Thomas and his wife, Patricia, have been at the forefront in the wake of the racially motivated shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in East Buffalo that killed 10 and injured three, fundraising and working to support and be there for the community.
  • A day after the Bills organization -- players, coaches, staff -- visited the site of the shooting and volunteered, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell -- who is from Jamestown, New York, about an hour and a half south of Buffalo -- Kim and Terry Pegula, owners of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, and a variety of former Bills and Sabres players and others joined together Thursday to visit the memorial and the many volunteers on Jefferson Avenue, while also handing out groceries and other supplies at the Resource Center of Western New York.
  • "I think we wanted to make sure people here knew they weren't alone, that we were all supportive over them and how proud we are of the way they're responding.
  • As far as the future impact that the Bills and NFL plan to have help this part of Buffalo's community, Goodell noted the importance of making "long-lasting changes that will hopefully prevent this in the future," far beyond the uplifting that can come from one afternoon, that's still a work in progress.

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