STARZ 24 FOUNDATION IS SPONSORING WITH MAYOR BYRON W. BROWN AND THE CITY OF BUFFALO TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES RECOVER HOLIDAY LOSSES FROM THE PANDEMIC
BUFFALO BILLS ALL-PRO CORNERBACK JOSH NORMAN, ON BEHALF OF HIS ORGANIZATION STARZ 24, AND IN SPONSORSHIP WITH MAYOR BYRON W.BROWN AND THE CITY OF BUFFALO, IS GIVING UP TO $2500 EACH FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
“The people and small businesses that make up Buffalo are the heart and soul of this community." - Joshua R. Norman
Donations to the Buffalo Business Blitz campaign provide grants to local restaurants, food vendors and other small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Thus far the Buffalo Business Blitz has raised almost $500,000 including a generous $135,000 donation from Wegman's.
“I am humbled by the generosity of Wegmans in support of the Buffalo Business Blitz. In challenging times as these, such a gift does not go unnoticed. With this generous donation not only does it provide incredible relief for these small businesses, but it uplifts the spirit of the Buffalonians, knowing that such a pillar in the Buffalo community sees, hears, & supports small businesses. It’s a true honor to work with Wegmans.”
“The City of Buffalo and my administration continue to find innovative and collaborative ways to help our neighbors, especially during these trying times. The Buffalo Business Blitz is a natural initiative to come out of my administration, in partnership with Starz24, because of our deep understanding of the needs of, and connection to, small business owners,” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, “I applaud Josh Norman, everyone who donated to this effort, and Wegmans for stepping up and prioritizing our beloved small businesses that set us apart from any other city."
“We know how important small businesses are to our community,” said senior VP of Wegmans, Buffalo, Mike Keating, “As a retailer and employer, Wegmans is proud to work with small food businesses and support their growth. We’re proud to be part of this initiative to help our community.”
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About STARZ 24
The STARZ 24 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by humanitarian philanthropist Joshua R. Norman. The main mission of STARZ 24 is to provide enrichment to children through community events & youth programs, aiming to inspire them to become future leaders in science, technology, engineering, math, and the fine arts. STARZ 24 seeks also to engage with global leaders to sponsor programs which open pathways for children and youth to economic empowerment, providing equal access to high quality and equitable education, while encouraging innovation, social entrepreneurship, and future generations of world leaders.
For more information please visit: https://starz24.org/buffalobusinessblitz/
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