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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Sabres Care!
The Buffalo Sabres are hoping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this month.

Ryan Miller, Steve Montador and Craig Rivet, among others, collaborated to make a team donation to help those in need. They are hoping the fans will follow suit as well.

"We all have seen the images of devastation, and our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy,” Miller said. “There is, and will be, an ongoing need for aid and assistance for the people of Haiti. On behalf of the team, we are encouraging our great fans to join us to help the relief efforts by donating."

To make a contribution to the Red Cross, click here.

The Sabres aren’t the only team in the NHL to make a donation to the cause. The League gave a $100,000 gift earlier this month to Haitian relief efforts on behalf of all 30 teams. The Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks have also raised money of their own.

"The catastrophe in Haiti requires an urgent response from the National Hockey League family," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a press release. "The victims need food, water, temporary housing and basic medical supplies, and the emergency effort by UNICEF is helping to provide those critical commodities to communities in desperate need."

Fans in the U.S. who would like to help can go to to make a donation or text "GIVE to UNICEF" to 864233 to donate $5 or call 1-800-FOR-KIDS.

In Canada, fans can donate by going to or calling 1-877-955-3111. Canadian residents may make a $5 donation via text message by texting "GIVE" to 45678 (English) or "DON" to 45678 (French).
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