Just days before reporting to training camp Seahawks linebacker, Bobby Wagner started last week combatting homelessness and concluded the week with signing an extension deal with the Seattle Seahawks making him the highest paid linebacker in the the NFL. On his philanthropic journey, “Bwagz Sees You” Wagner and his team made way to nine encampment sites throughout Seattle. An encampment site, also referred to as a City-Permitted Village are 24/7 indoor shelters that offer bathing, cooking as well as supportive services for those who experience homelessness.
Wagner and his team delivered much needed supplies to the following villages: Northlake, Interbay, Othello, Camp Second Chance, Tiny House, Georgetown, Whittier Heights, True Hope and Lake Union. These villages, with the help of dedicated volunteers are currently servicing hundreds of homeless individuals and families. In addition to visiting and delivering supplies, Wagner will be purchasing nine tiny houses to aid in the development of more encampment sites.
“We wake up in the morning maybe concerned about what’s on social media whereas, I feel like they may wake up wondering where they will get their next meal and supplies from. When times are hard they probably ask themselves if anyone sees them or if anyone can help. I want them to know that I do.” states Wagner.
It is no secret that Wagner is a man for the people. In the past few months, he has fought against childhood hunger with, ”Tackling Weekend Hunger,” hosted “Pro-Bowling with Bobby Wagner” for underserved kids, presented “Walk with Wagner” to bring Stroke Awareness to the Seattle area, participated in Safeway Sweepstakes raising $50,000 for charity and made many personal donations to aid in the development of our youth.
“BWagz Sees you” was possible due to contributors such as Hertz (transport van providers), Riveting Wraps (vehicle wrap sponsor), Costco (partial supply donor), and Bucca Di Beppo Italian: Seattle (hot meal support). Initiative was being coordinated by Wagner’s team Element13 Marketing & Management and La Shanda Hurst.