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Doug Baldwin pitches in to help first responders, seniors during outbreak

Mar 24, 2020, 1:46 PM
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Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. (KIRO Radio)
(KIRO Radio)

Former Seahawks star Doug Baldwin has been active in the community since he retired from the NFL, and is now looking to provide aid to seniors and students alike in the midst of Washington’s coronavirus outbreak.

Through Family First Renton, Baldwin is reaching out to school districts and local grocery chains to come up with ways to help with child care for first responder families, and get groceries to seniors in need.

“Everybody has been impacted by this pandemic,” he told KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show. “So honestly, we’re just reaching out to people and saying ‘how can we help?'”

That includes a partnership with Safeway and Northwest Harvest to deliver groceries to seniors and people whose immune systems are compromised, “who really can’t leave their home right now, but still need food.”

Beyond that, Baldwin is also working with Renton schools to provide food and gift cards to the families of first responders, whose children are being cared for by the district when their parents are at work.

Through this, Baldwin hopes to continue to support his local community during a time of crisis.

“If I’m here taking up space, I need to be empathetic and helpful to other humans that are taking up space on this Earth, and do what I can help them,” he said.

You can donate to Family First Renton to help provide aid through the organization’s website here.

Listen to the Gee and Ursula Show weekday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

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Doug Baldwin pitches in to help first responders, seniors during outbreak