‘We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of that’: #SunPrairieStrong T-shirt sales through the roof

‘We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of that’: #SunPrairieStrong T-shirt sales through the roof

One week after the fatal explosion that shook the town of Sun Prairie, the community came together in a multitude of ways to help those who need it most.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: tune in tonight only on #News3 for a sentimental story that shows how one woman is spearheading a movement with the help of selfless volunteers and coming together to show everyone they’re #SunPrairieStrong pic.twitter.com/Jsj1bBzNz6

— Jamie Perez (@JamiePerezTV) July 17, 2018

For some, it’s about the people.

“For Chad and his brother, Cory, and the community of Sun Prairie,” said volunteerTanya Jessick.

For others, it’s the cause.

“It’s a great opportunity to help and serve my community” said volunteer Tammy Breitlow.

But for Sun Prairie, it’s about being strong.

“I thought this was a cool thing to do to help the community with the funding and it’s something I felt I could do any time,” said volunteer Sandy Duesterbeck.

It started with a Facebook post.

“It was amazing. In less than an hour, I had over 100 orders and it just kept snowballing,” said Beth Hutchinson, who spearheaded the T-shirt sales.

There are now hundreds of shirts that need to be made for everyone that’s placed an order so far, and the requests are still pouring in.

“The Sun Prairie Strong t-shirts are really going to make a difference and so are all the other things people are doing in this community to support everyone. It’s just heartwarming and amazing to see everyone,” said Amy Ledford who was volunteering and selling T-shirts at the Bank of Sun Prairie.

The idea to make and sell T-shirts came after not knowing how they could help.

“We wanted to do something and people had enough at the shelters. There was enough going on there. When your community is hurting, you feel like you need to do something,” Hutchinson said. “I look at this town and I am very, very proud of the citizens here. If the money helps people who are displaced and if they money helps businesses get back on their feet, whatever it does, if we were a small part of that, we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of that.”

Hundreds of shirts still need to be made. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lisa Tubbs at 608-279-0157. If you’ve placed an order for a shirt, pick up time is Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bank of Sun Prairie on Grand Avenue.