September 03, 2017 11:11 PM
The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has affected the lives of many Texans and its impact is leaving an impression on Northlanders.
"I just got pretty overwhelmed by the whole tragedy of the whole thing," Brad Vanderbrook, an artist at Sky High Graphix and Designs, said. "I thought we have to do something."
Sky High Graphix and Designs, a small screen printing company in Superior, wanted to find a way they could help.
"So with our artist coming up with a design, we jumped on the bandwagon and thought this is perfect," Sara Androsky, CEO of Sky High Graphix and Designs, said. "We're finally in a position where we can help out with money and try to help these people get back to a normal way of living."
Their idea was to seel shirts to raise money and the design has a meaning of its own.
The design is red, white and blue, the "S" is a hurricane symbol, and it has the Texas flag in it. The shirt reads, "You can't beat Texas."
"I thought you can't beat Texas and I've heard people from Texas say that you just can't beat Texas," Vanderbrook said.
All of the work is being done by a three person team out of a garage.
Terry Androsky, Sky High Graphix and Designs' Consultant, said it's a three screen process.
"I'll set up the black screen first, once I set that up and this screen up to it, bring the positive, set the second screen up to it, and the third just like that," Terry Androsky said as he demonstrated the process.
"Once you get going, they only take minutes to do shirts."
Each shirt costs $12, five of that will go to the supplies needed to make it, and the rest, will go directly to where it's needed.
"100% of all of it of our profits and 100% of the donations go to Texas because they really need it," Sara Androsky said.
Each shirt not only raises money, but shows support for the people of Texas.
Their goal is to sell 1,000 shirts and donate $7000. The shirts can be ordered by emailing Sky High Graphix and Designs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-348-0503. You can visit their Facebook page here.
Updated: September 03, 2017 11:11 PM
Created: September 03, 2017 05:50 PM
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