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Wednesday Round-Up: Whatcom Sea Hawkers Organize Sock Drive & Care Packages For Homeless

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Wednesday, March 6 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Lending A Helping Hand

Right before the winter storm hit in February, one group out in our community was thinking very selflessly. The Whatcom chapter of the Sea Hawkers, the official booster club of the Seattle Seahawks, organized a sock drive after learning that socks are the number one needed item for the homeless in Seattle. The group of dedicated Seahawks fans took it upon themselves to corral a few local businesses, their own members, two other Sea Hawkers chapters, and a local radio station to support them in their collection efforts. The final number of socks collected by the group through countless donations totaled to 1,212 pairs of socks ranging in all sizes.

With a mountain of socks collected, the group made their way around the community during the winter storm to distribute the socks based on size and age group between three separate charities—Lighthouse Mission, Lydia Place, and NW Youth Services.

Once the snow melted and the storm cleared, their community efforts were far from over. The Sea Hawkers then regrouped to assemble 180 care packages using money they’d raised during a summer car wash fundraiser. Each care package consisted of additional socks, soap, water, granola bars, oranges, and various snacks. Aside from dropping by a few charities, they directly handed out some of the care packages to the homeless population in Bellingham to see exactly the impact of what they were doing.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown, as he expresses his excitement for the newest season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times answers some questions asked by fans in a mailbag-style article.

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, quarterback Russell Wilson, and Sea Gal Jessica B. took part in Community Day at the 2019 Pro Bowl, putting together USO military kits, making meals for local food banks, and playing flag football with Wounded Warrior Project.

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