Wild Fire Tees help do their part to raise funds
Local Coloradoans are trying to do their part to help raise funds for the destruction due to the wildfires.
Austin Buck is a Design Flight Officer with Wild Fire Tees. Recently, I had sent him an email to find out more about the company.
The idea came about when Buck and his friends decided that they could make a larger donation by selling shirts, other than them just writing a few small checks. Their goal was to screen print the shirts and donate $1,500. They raised the $1,500 in the first half hour, which was completely unexpected.
All the money raised so far is managed through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The foundation then writes checks to the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and the five Colorado Red Cross organizations, as specified by the company. The second round of shirts for sale profits is going to the Colorado Relief Fund 2012 and toward immediate local fire relief.
To date, the company has sold over 17,000 shirts and has raised over $400,000. They have a goal of $500,000. About 45 percent of the money raised will go towards the funds. Printing for the shirts and order fulfillment has been donated to the company to help keep the costs low.
Buck also stated that they have had requests from firefighters wanting to purchase shirts for their crew. They want people to understand that no firefighter will purchase a shirt themselves, they have asked the community to buy a shirt not only for themselves but for the firefighters. So far they have had over 600 shirts donated.
To learn more about the company and who runs it please visit http://www.wildfiretees.com/about.
To order a shirt please visit http://www.wildfiretees.com