Video: West Seattle’s Tibbetts UMC donates big to ‘United in Blue’ pre-Super Bowl food-drive challenge

February 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | 3 Comments

So many pre-game Seattle-vs.-Denver sideline challenges this week, hard to keep track of them all – but this one has a specific West Seattle component: Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) joined in the “United in Blue” food-drive challenge between the UMC’s in Seattle and the UMC’s in Denver. In something like this, EVERYBODY wins, since it means more help for those in need. Betsy Wharton shares the video put together today for Tibbetts after its part of the drive (featured on the WSB Super Bowl page) brought in 770 nonperishable food items for local food banks! Money too, but that’s still being counted. Fun video – thanks for sharing; go, Hawks! (And go help your local food banks if you haven’t done so lately – online, you can donate to the West Seattle Food Bank here, the White Center Food Bank here.)

3 Comments

  1. But.. did we win?
    how many dollars and did they count in the tally?

    Great work.. thanks for doing this for our community

    Comment by JoB — 7:19 am February 3, 2014 #

  2. They’re counting the $ today. Hoping to get an update from Betsy later. Don’t know exactly who won, but we’ll figure that out too – I just thought the giving spirit was awesome. Not to tear down ANYONE’s fun on-the-side Super Bowl competition but some of them expended effort without necessarily achieving much in the end (some of the Twitter hashtag battles, etc.) while this one actually will put food in the bellies of hungry people – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:40 am February 3, 2014 #

  3. As of one hour ago on the facebook group, according to Monica Corsaro: “Friends, we raised over 52,000 in combined items and cash for those in need in WA state, thank you United in Blue! UnitedinOrange raised over 102,000 in combined food and cash. For a combined total of over 154,000 of food and cash for those in our neighbor-hoods, cities and communities who will appreciate it. Everybody wins. The game is over but numbers are still coming in so will do an updated report soon! Thank you all who played. And here is one to UMC connectionalism!!!!”

    Comment by DeLancey — 1:06 pm February 3, 2014 #

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