Peyton Manning has agreed to contribute to the fund to help the families of the five service members who were killed in last week's Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting, Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday.
Corker (R-Tennessee) mentioned Manning's efforts in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday.
"My friend and a great Tennessean, or at least we claim him as that -- he lives in Chattanooga for part of the year -- Peyton Manning has lent his name to this effort, and my sense is you're going to see a generous outpouring to ensure that at a base level some of the needs of these families, if not all financially, will be dealt with in an appropriate way," Corker said in his remarks.
On Saturday, the Denver Broncos quarterback visited Chattanooga, where four Marines and a Navy sailor were killed last week during the shootings by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. On Sunday, the Chattanooga Police Department tweeted thanks to Manning for his visit.
President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag to half-staff atop the White House in remembrance of the service members.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.