Seahawks visit victims of deadly Oso mudslide

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The March 22nd mud slide in Oso, Washington killed at least 27 people and has left two dozen others missing. Community members have been splitting their time between grieving and digging for neighbors even as hope gets thin for the discovery of more survivors.

Yesterday the residents of Oso got a reprieve from their sorrow when several members of the 2013 Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks visited them.

According to a report in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, a number of Seahawks players as well as Sounders showed up to hang out with the townspeople on Monday afternoon. Malcom Smith, K.J. Wright, Blitz and others made appearances. Several more players tweeted messages about their time in Oso:

Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse seemed to be very emotional about the experience:

 

 

This is a nice reminder that there are more important things in life than football and that the Seahawks are still invested in their community. If you would like to get involved to help the victims of the tragedy in Oso, here are a number of ways you can donate, including the Red Cross. Go to the Red Cross of Snohomish County at www.redcross.org/snoco to donate.

People also can text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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