Over $65 thousand has been raised from t-shirt sales for fallen first responder’s families

Over $65 thousand has been raised from t-shirt sales for fallen first responder’s families
A shirt has been made to commemorate the first responders who were killed and injured in Lubbock on Jan. 11. (Source: Lubbock Professional Police Association)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A link has now been created to purchase t-shirts online in support of fallen first responder’s families.

The Lubbock Professional Firefighters Association and the Lubbock Professional Police Association, along with United, are hosting a t-shirt sale to raise money for the families of first responders who were killed and injured in the line of duty.

The latest shipment has arrived and the public is invited to 8517 Urbana, which is near 82nd and Upland Ave. Also, those who visit that location will be able to meet a firefighter. They will be selling them until 6 p.m. or until they run out. Firefighters and volunteers will be on hand to help the public.

Come buy a Tee Shirt and meet a firefighter! Our members will be at 8517 Urbana today, selling shirts to support the...

Posted by Lubbock Professional Firefighters Association on Friday, January 24, 2020

So far more than $65,000 has been raised to help the families.

Just before 1 p.m. last Friday, there was a line around the grocery store, waiting to get a t-shirt.

A line wrapped around the building Friday afternoon for those wanting to purchase a shirt, benefiting the families of the two fallen first responders.
A line wrapped around the building Friday afternoon for those wanting to purchase a shirt, benefiting the families of the two fallen first responders. (Source: United Supermarkets)

All proceeds will go towards the families of Officer Nicholas Reyna, Lt. Firefighter David Eric Hill and Firefighter Matthew Dawson. Reyna and Hill both died while working a traffic crash on Saturday. Dawson remains in the hospital.

Shirt prices range from $15-$17 depending on the size. There is no word on shipping options available at this moment.

On Friday, the Lubbock Professional Firefighter’s Association posted a link where people can purchase the shirts on their facebook page.

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