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Bills players, New Era donating at least $10,000 to Joplin tornado relief

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Our new favorite NFL punter (sorry, Todd Sauerbrun) is Brian Moorman.  The two-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All Pro joined PFT Live on Thursday for a lively discussion prompted by his decision to auction via eBay a signed, game-worn jersey, with proceeds benefiting tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri.

Though we stayed for the discussion of the monstrous Pro Bowl hit from Sean Taylor, we came for the discussion of Moorman’s tornado relief efforts.  And we’re hoping that one of you is holding back some big money, which will be dropped just before tomorrow morning’s deadline for the Moorman jersey.

Currently, the top bid is $595.

If you can’t afford to get into the bidding, you can make much smaller donations of $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999 (for a Red Cross donation), JOPLIN to 80888 (Salvation Army), and/or JOPLIN to 864833 (United Way).  Alternatively, donations can be made at RebuildJoplin.org and/or SamaritansPurse.org.

Moorman isn’t the only member of his team helping the cause.  Bills players will be partnering with New Era Cap Company (headquartered in Buffalo) to donate at least $10,000 to the Red Cross Joplin tornado relief effort.  Also, New Era will also be donating 10,000 pieces of apparel for the people.

So do your best, PFT Planet.  Joplin needs our help, and we’re proud of the efforts of NFL players to pitch in and help.

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9 Responses to “Bills players, New Era donating at least $10,000 to Joplin tornado relief”
  1. screamingsheep69 says: Jun 2, 2011 8:51 PM

    Maybe Sauerbrun will auction his glass top coffee table designed to hold 2 girls dancing at the same time.

  2. seankav9 says: Jun 2, 2011 9:46 PM

    Thanks for not referencing Scott Norwood in this article.

  3. poodawg says: Jun 2, 2011 10:04 PM

    Ok, wait…

    $10,000 per player or $10,000 altogether?

    Go look at pictures of Joplin now and then before. The place literally looks as if it had been hit with nuclear missiles.

    If these guys are all digging into their millionaire pockets at once to not even pay for one new home, then they are nothing but jerks turning in a weeks cost for “purple drank” for some publicity.

    Seriously, Ochostinko hands out more to charity on a weekly basis whenever he gets fined for acting like an imbecile.

  4. mrcowpatty says: Jun 2, 2011 10:38 PM

    Also, New Era will also be donating 10,000 pieces of apparel for the people.

    At about .3 cent per garment ! Thanks !!

  5. jodave5 says: Jun 3, 2011 12:49 AM

    Well done Brian and the other contributing Bills. Also to New Era. None of these folks had to contribute anything. $10,000+ will be $10,000+ more than what the relief fund had previously.

  6. hillshirefarmsgomeat says: Jun 3, 2011 7:25 AM

    @ poodawg & mrcowpatty,
    I was just wondering if you all have donated anything? If you have, thank you. If you haven’t, do you really have a reason to criticize those that have. I was in Joplin about an hour after the tornado went through. I helped carry patients down the stairwell at the hospital that was destroyed. The stories of families that huddled in a closet or bathroom to ride out the storm only to have that be the ONLY part of the house to survived are too numerous to list. Thank you to all that have donated time, money, clothes, food, and in some cases all of the above. Also, I realize it’s a Bills jersey. but it’s for a great cause, please bid early and often.

  7. EJ says: Jun 3, 2011 7:38 AM

    mrcowpatty says:
    Jun 2, 2011 10:38 PM
    Also, New Era will also be donating 10,000 pieces of apparel for the people.

    At about .3 cent per garment ! Thanks !!

    Not cool dude. Imagine if you were one of those people of Joplin, Missouri…

    You have nothing, nothing left. I’m sure a few articles of clothing, something clean to wear, would make you feel a little better.

    Brian Moorman is awesome!! New Era, you rock!!
    Go Bills!!

  8. Kave Krew says: Jun 3, 2011 8:01 AM

    Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins – how about some show of support for the Springfield Mass. tornado victims……..i know it’s not a huge crisis like Joplin etc, but it is in your backyard……

  9. billsfan1 says: Jun 3, 2011 8:52 AM

    as a Buffalonian and Bills fan, this warms my heart…As a human being, this sends chills up my spine that my team is doing this. to the critics above, what have you donated? If 10,0000 is nothing to guys who have millions, then i challance you to pony up 600 for the jersey….Even if you dont like the Bills, you can donate it back to the people of this tragedy

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