Doug Baldwin has shifted his focus from football to philanthropy.
The former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver recently sprung into action, in light of Washington State’s new “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, to help Seattle families and those in need.
Baldwin and the Family First Community Center Foundation teamed up with Safeway, NW Harvest and community partners to assist those who have been impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic.https://twitter.com/DougBaldwinJr/status/1242263807579377664?s=20
“Whether you are here in the Seattle area, or anywhere else in the world, we have all been affected by COVID-19,” Baldwin said in a statement via Family First Renton. “I think I can speak for the majority in that our main concern is the health of our families and community. There is no greater time than now to show our compassion for each other. To the brave men and women on the frontlines combating the spread of the virus — Thank you! We owe a great deal of gratitude to you for your sacrifice.”
Baldwin addresses a number of ways the community can step up to help those in need. People can make donations to provide lunch service for kids while school is out or to the unemployed families who need help with meals. Individuals can also volunteer to deliver food to the doorsteps of those who need it most.
“Despite the challenges that lie ahead, I am confident we will rise from this moment stronger and more united,” Baldwin said.
If you or someone you know would like to give back to the Seattle community, make sure you donate or sign up as a volunteer at FamilyFirstRenton.org.