It is supposed to get wet here in the city this weekend. Big rains should hit Saturday and Sunday, rivaling any we've gotten in at least a year.
But it was much worse than that in Colombia recently. Much worse.
To quote SoundersFC.com
Heavy rains have caused flooding and mudslides throughout Montero’s native country. Thousands of rescue workers are manning the area, but the death toll has risen to over 175 people with over 2 million people affected by the disaster.
Seattle soccer fans are doing what we do well. Supporting great causes.Below I quote liberally.
Fuel Sports Bar
Wednesday, December 15 (6-9 pm PT)
All ages welcome
$5 donation encouraged at the door
The Sounders FC has teamed up with the supporter groups, Emerald City Supporters, Gorilla FC and North End Supporters to organize a joint fundraiser benefiting Mercy Corps to help flood victims in Colombia.
Together they are hosting a Colombian Flood Relief event on Wednesday, December 15 from 6-9 pm hosted by Fuel Sports Bar in downtown Seattle.
Players, coaches and staff from the Sounders FC will also be in attendance to help raise funds through auctions, raffles and donations. There is no cover charge though a small donation at the door is encouraged. All ages are welcomed.
Among the auction items will be autographed balls and jerseys, but also many fan experiences. Available is a VIP Experience for the club’s Community Shield preseason match on March 9 against the MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids, which will include pre-game field passes for four and a sideline table for the match.
On December 3, the club unveiled their new second kit, a shale grey jersey with XBOX emblazoned across the front. An auction for the first new shale Sounders FC jersey will also take place at the event. When the jerseys arrive at the Qwest Field Pro Shop, the winner will be the first to pull one out of the box and wear it home.
While several Sounders FC players will be on hand, Montero will not. He left Wednesday morning, December 8, to go to Colombia to tend to his family and is not expected to return in time for the event.
"Once I saw how bad it was I knew in my heart I had to go as soon as possible," he said. "I'm hoping with assistance from others I can get the resources to help those who need it most."
We've done Haiti relief, the now 5 charity partners, and today the team was quite active supporting foster kids.
You can donate directly HERE
And so now I have plans for Wednesday night.