ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has teamed up with the United Way and donated ten-thousand dollars to assist families affected by the massacre at Virginia Tech.
The former Tech football player said through his foundation Wednesday that the families have enough to deal with, and he wants to help "in some small way."
Vick, who played football at Virginia Tech before joining the Falcons in 2001 as the top overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Vick Foundation is collecting donations from local communities in both Atlanta and Virginia that will be placed in the United In Caring Fund for Victims of the VA Tech Tragedy and the special fund at the United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd counties, which serves the Virginia Tech area.
The foundation said the money will be used to provide help with funeral expenses, transportation for family members and other support services.
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