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Business owner donates T-shirts honoring Uvalde shooting victims

SAN ANTONIO — In the wake of tragedy, surviving neighborhood members typically categorical emotions of helplessness or a want to make a distinction in some small method. For San Antonio business owner Johana Garcia, paying her respects on the rising memorial website exterior Robb Elementary School in Uvalde following Tuesday’s mass shooting felt crucial. 

“I have a 10-year-old at home,” Garcia mentioned. “To even think of what they went through, the fear, you know, the whole time, the ones that did survive, that were laying there… it’s not for anybody to go through, (even) less a child.”

Garcia, who makes and sells T-shirts out of her home, mentioned she traveled to Uvalde together with her mom. But earlier than they left, Garcia determined to make customized T-shirts with the faces of the victims that she and her mom would put on to the memorial as a approach to honor their lives. 

Garcia’s mom determined to push her daughter to take her motion a step additional. 

“She said, ‘What if I buy your shirts and you donate them?'” Garcia advised KENS 5 reporter Henry Ramos. “I posted it on my Facebook and friends and family started donating, so we ended up with like over 150 shirts that we brought to give away.” 

Garcia was all the way down to her final 20 T-shirts when she spoke with Ramos, however mentioned she additionally hopes to have the ability to ship some shirts to the households of the victims. 

“I just wanted to do something and making shirts… is how I found the way to help.”

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