Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro headed to one of the city's most iconic landmarks on Wednesday, raising a flag at the top of the Space Needle as part of the All In WA campaign to help with COVID-19 relief efforts.
The All In WA campaign is a coordinated statewide relief effort to support impacted workers and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by a coalition of frontline nonprofit organizations, individuals and public officials.
Seven coordinated flag-raisings took place on Wednesday across the state to symbolize the unity behind the effort, including the one raised by Lodeiro, who was joined by three frontline healthcare workers: Firefighter Michael Allan and Sydney Hanson and Vicente Yu, who are both registered nurses at Evergreen Health in Kirkland, Wash.
“Since I came to Seattle, I’ve said that I love this city,” Lodeiro said. “Now it’s even more than my expectation because I can see everything: the city, Mt. Rainier, the lake and also CenturyLink Field. I love this city and the people from Seattle.
“Thank you to our nurses and firemen. I really appreciate this work. For me, it’s an honor and it’s a very special day. I am very proud to represent my team, my home and the Sounders.”
I take this moment to thank all frontline workers for their hard work during this difficult times. I raised the @allinwa2020 flag at @spaceneedle today with three frontline workers, to share my gratitude and appreciation for what they are doing to keep all of us safe. pic.twitter.com/MT8lpjZzpS— Nicolas Lodeiro (@NicolasLodeiro) May 27, 2020