Charles Woodward is letting go of his past. And volunteers with "We Heart Seattle" are now trying to help him rebuild his future.
“Piece by piece he kept saying you can take this,” says Andrea Suarez, the non-profit group’s founder.
For the past two weekends, Suarez and her crew removed thousands of pounds of wood and scrap metal from his encampment. Including all the lawn mowers that once occupied the corner of 8th avenue NW and 49th street. This is why neighbors gave him the nickname “lawnmower man.”
Even though a lot of trash was also removed from this encampment, Suarez says Woodward is proud of the fact he did not use illegal drugs or alcohol during his time living in the community,