PRESS RELEASE – August 25, 2021
We Heart Seattle has received IRS approval as a tax exempt 501(c)3
organization. Since the first ad hoc trash picks in September 2020, We Heart Seattle
has attracted hundreds of volunteers and collected more than 250,000 pounds of trash and needles at approximately 80 events and pop-ups throughout the city. The group has also assisted 50 individuals with alternative housing arrangements and connected countless others to much needed services and resources.
We Heart Seattle founder and executive director Andrea Suarez commented “We have been very fortunate to enjoy generous support from the community. The IRS approval of our 501(c)(3) status will really help us ramp up operations and scale our work.”
We Heart Seattle welcomes collaboration with anyone and everyone in their effort to make Seattle beautiful and safe for all.
Andrea Suarez, Executive Director, We Heart Seattle?