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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Mayor Brown Daily Update 11-16-21

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Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown today reminded Buffalo’s seniors that United Healthcare, in partnership with Tops Markets and WUFO Radio, will be giving away 700 free turkeys to persons age 55 and over in need of a Thanksgiving turkey.

“I thank United Healthcare for once again stepping up to assist Buffalo’s seniors. These free turkeys will make a big difference for our older residents who can’t afford to buy a turkey to put on their Thanksgiving table,” Mayor Brown said.

The drive-thru turkey giveaway will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, at the Tops Market located at 1275 Jefferson Avenue on a first-come, first served basis.

Partnership between the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues Ash tree management program

The City of Buffalo and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy officials today announced receipt of a $75,000 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Urban and Community Forestry grant to continue efforts to treat and remove Ash trees impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer.

“The City and the Conservancy have coordinated for the last two rounds of this grant resulting in removal of 140 dead or dying ash trees, and the City has planted 60 trees as in-kind contribution,” said Buffalo’s Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Recreation, Andrew R. Rabb.

Under the third round of grant funding, another 37 dead Ash trees will be removed in Olmsted parks across the City of Buffalo and the City will replace them with more than 20 trees of various species. The City’s in-kind tree contribution is valued at $18,7500.

The Buffalo Police Athletic League Holiday Giving Campaign kicked-off November 15, 2021

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) and the PAL Board of Directors, chaired by Mayor Brown, launched the PAL Holiday Giving Campaign on November 15, National Philanthropy Day with a $40,000 fundraising goal.

Proceeds raised during the campaign will help PAL purchase an additional van to transport youth to and from PAL programs. The new van will also be used to move sporting equipment, program apparel, athletic footwear, bike helmets, educational materials, bicycles, cars seats, meal kits for PAL Cooking Classes, snacks, and beverages to PAL’s youth enrichment programs across the City of Buffalo.

PAL provides recreational and educational services year-round to over 10,000 students in grades K-12 who reside in the City of Buffalo.

Donations to the PAL Giving Campaign can be made online by visiting BUFFALOPAL.COM/FUNDRAISING.

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