Danny Amendola should become a fan favorite in New England long before he ever steps onto a field in Patriots’ colors.

The former St. Louis Rams receiver that signed with the Patriots in free agency this offseason is already looking to get involved in his new community. Following the horrific events surrounding the Boston Marathon on Monday that killed three people and injured over 100 more, Amendola is pledging to help in the relief efforts.

Amendola has averaged 64 catches a season in years when he’s been able to play at least 10 games. The man he’s replacing in New England’s offense, Wes Welker, caught at least 100 passes in five of the last six seasons for the Patriots. If he can build a strong connection with Tom Brady, Amendola might end up donating close to $10,000 to the fund by season’s end.

It’s a terrific gesture by a player that really doesn’t have any ties to the Boston area until signing to play for the Patriots. Here’s to hoping Amendola can be as productive as possible for New England next season.