Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Shirts to be sold as fundraiser for New York firefighters, police

September 19, 2001

Baldwin residents will soon have another way of helping those affected by the recent terrorist attacks on the United States.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective Doug Woods said all local firefighters, in cooperation with local police officers, will be selling T-shirts in an effort to raise money for the families of the firefighters and police officers killed at the World Trade Center in New York.

"This is something we thought we could do to send money and help out," Woods said.

The front of the shirts, he said, will have an American flag and act as a tribute to the firefighters and police officers killed. The back of the shirts will list all the emergency services departments in Douglas County.

Woods said 1,500 shirts have been ordered and as soon as they arrive, firefighters will begin selling them.

"We're also planning to set up at fire stations for a few hours to sell the T-shirts," he said. "We'll announce the exact time we are doing that after we receive the shirts."

Shirts in both children's and adults' sizes are $10 each.

"We're really hoping we run out of shirts and have to order more," Woods said.

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