News 4’s Andrew Baglini and Erica Brecher play video games to raise money for COVID-19 response fund


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–During and after the pandemic, News 4’s Andrew Baglini and Erica Brecher know non-profits that serve WNY will be stretched thin and they want to help.

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County in partnership with the Oishei Foundation, Community Foundation, and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, launched the “WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.” These groups will help share donations in the coming weeks with organizations that serve three focus areas of need: healthcare, food, and childcare.

They live-streamed playing their favorite video game for a few hours.

Western New York helped Andrew and Erica reach their goal of $500.

They raised $540 in just two and a half hours for the new WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

This will help organizations serving the most critical areas of need.

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