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DEFY partners with KING5 and Northwest Harvest to help battle hunger!

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DEFY partners with KING5 and Northwest Harvest to help battle hunger!

DEFY Wrestling™ is excited to announce that we have partnered with King 5 News and Northwest Harvest to fight hunger and feed families in Washington State as a part of KING 5's Home Team Harvest 

Starting with December 15th's DEFY ON EDGE at the Historic Washington Hall in Seattle, fans can find Northwest Harvest donation boxes at all DEFY Wrestling™ Washington State merch stations to easily donate food items and help battle hunger.

KING 5's 18th annual Home Team Harvest to benefit Northwest Harvest is underway. This year’s goal is to raise enough funds and donations to provide six million meals for families in need in Washington state. 


Over the last 18 years, Home Team Harvest has raised over 40 million meals – but we can’t stop there. Right now in Washington, 1 in 6 children lives in a household that struggles with hunger and 1 in 9 people are considered “food insecure.” For more information visit https://interactive.king5.com/home-team-harvest/


What should you bring to donate at DEFY ON EDGE? NW Harvest is able to buy white rice, beans, oats, pasta and tomato products in bulk, so they encourage the following donations (ranked in importance)

GENERAL FOOD ITEMS

    • Beef stew, chilli and similar meals with low salt/sugar/saturated fats

    • Canned fruit (especially low sugar)

    • Canned fish or meat

    • Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)

    • Brown rice

    • Whole grain pastas

    • Canned tomato sauces

    • Shelf-stable milk

INFANT AND BABY FOODS

    • Baby Formula

    • Jars of baby food

    • Powdered or canned milk

    • Infant cereal

    • Baby diapers

Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide 2 million meals every month and provide access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington.

Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three a nutritious meal for just 67 cents. Every penny of their food and operating funds comes from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food distribution. 

You can provide a monetary donation to Northwest Harvest online and find more information about King 5's Home Team Harvest visit https://interactive.king5.com/home-team-harvest/

For more information on Northwest Harvest visit https://www.northwestharvest.org/donate




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DEFY partners with Mary's Place to help raise funds for new rapid exit shelter in Seattle!

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DEFY partners with Mary's Place to help raise funds for new rapid exit shelter in Seattle!

DEFY wrestling is partnering with Seattle based organization Mary’s Place, a group who provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. DEFY will help raise 2 million dollars to create the new rapid exit shelter in Seattle.

At DEFY ON EDGE, we will hold a raffle that includes exclusive ring worn gear, collectibles, and other prizes, with proceeds going to Mary’s Place. Tickets can be purchased at the DEFY merch booth for $5 each, or five for $20.

There are an estimated 40,000 homeless children in Washington State.

Mary’s Place empowers families with children to move out of homelessness through a proven community model of shelter and support. We meet the immediate safety needs of our families, and provide wraparound support services to help them resolve barriers to stability. For over five years we have provided crisis response family shelter at several locations in King County, demonstrating effectiveness and an understanding and ability to meet the needs of diverse family configurations and backgrounds.

The Rapid Exit Shelter will provide shelter and services for families who have an identified housing solution that is feasible within a 30-day time period. The Rapid Exit Shelter will have a dedicated Diversion Specialist on site who will work with families daily to assist them in making progress toward their housing goal.

You can donate directly to the cause!  Here is a link to a donation page that we just added:  https://no-child-sleeps-outside.everydayhero.com/us/lunchbox-lab-neighborhood-grills  


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