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Sounders taking donations for wildfire relief

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 18, 2012 at 9:54 am with No Comments »
August 18, 2012 9:56 am

A note from the club … whether or not you’re among the 55,000 or so headed to CenturyLink today:

The Seattle Sounders FC and American Red Cross are teaming up to raise money for those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire in Eastern Washington as well as wildfires across the U.S. at the Sounders FC match versus Vancouver Whitecaps on August 18.

The Sounders FC five community partners will station volunteers at all gates to collect cash donations, including: America SCORES Seattle, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Bellevue, Special Olympics Washington, Washington Global Health Alliance and Washington Youth Soccer. Volunteers will collect donations through halftime.

The American Red Cross continues to provide support to those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire that has already forced 1,000 people to evacuate and destroyed almost 70 homes and hundreds of buildings. As of today, the fire has spread to 22,000 acres and some 800 firefighters are on the ground.

Fans can help people affected by disasters like the Taylor Bridge Fire, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. A gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Fans can make a gift online at or by sending a contribution to American Red Cross, PO Box 3097, Seattle, WA 98114-3097.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

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