Texas residents continue to remember those killed in the tragic shooting that occurred in Allen. Most recently, a local apparel company announced it had created a T-shirt to recognize the victims and raise money for the survivors and others affected by the tragedy.
On May 6, a gunman opened fire on unsuspecting shoppers at the Allen Premium Outlets. He killed eight people, including three children, and wounded seven others, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.
Members of the local community and those surrounding it have already shown much support at memorials to honor the victims, including leaving flowers and stuffed animals, painting murals, and more to pay their respects.
Last week, a local T-shirt company called Home Team Prints offered another way for people to honor the victims and support those left behind to mourn.
The business created a T-shirt emblazoned with the design “Allen Str8ng” in honor of those killed at the Allen Premium Outlets that day.
The T-shirts cost $15, and 100% of the sales will be donated to the Communities Foundation of Texas for the Support for Allen Fund. The Allen Str8ng design is also available on other apparel items such as hoodies and long-sleeve shirts, although additional charges apply.
“While we are unable to change the events of May 6th, we hope to be able to provide what assistance we can to those in need,” the company website stated.
Based in McKinney, Home Team Prints has specialized in creating custom apparel for sporting teams, area schools, and organizations since it opened in 2010.
According to the company’s website, both the owners and their employees are longtime Allen residents. Their team offers the Allen Str8ng design to help citizens to show solidarity with the community and assist those in mourning.
“You want to make your community proud, and you want your community to make you proud,” co-owner Kevin Easley told Fox 4. “So you do those things together with your neighbors, with your family, and you do them for the city of Allen.”
The company sold nearly 300 T-shirts in the first week they were available.