Hi everyone,

Please join Bills Backers from around the country on Sunday, October 2 in a fundraising event to benefit the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. Sadly, as I write this, another Category 5 storm is barrelling down on the Gulf coast and it's certain that the Red Cross will need all the help it can get.

The Bills Backers chapters involved, so far, are: Boston, New York City, LA, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Portland (Oregon), Tampa, DC, Philly, Minneapolis and Denver.

Here's how it will work: Write a check to "American Red Cross Disaster Relief", and write "Bills Backers of Boston" in the memo field. We're suggesting a $5 donation, but of course, feel free to give as generously as you can. We will also be taking cash contributions which will be rolled into one check at the end of the day. There will be collection boxes set up at the Harp, just drop your donation in.

The donations will be bundled up and mailed that day to the American Red Cross office in Buffalo, which will make one large donation on behalf of Bills Backers nationwide.

One matter that has yet to be decided is the time for the game that day. It was supposed to kick off at 1 pm, but we're still waiting for confirmation from the league. We'll keep you posted.

Thanks for your help.

Go Bills!