Helena kids sell T-shirts for Japan relief efforts

HELENA, AL (WBRC) - When seven-year-old Emily and her six-year-old brother Jake watched on TV the horrific scenes of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan March 11, the siblings decided to do something to help. A day after the earthquake rattled the island country of Japan, Emily and Jake came up with a plan to raise money for the victims by selling T-shirts, says their mom Jennifer Scott.

A day after getting the word out about the T-shirts, the pair had sold nearly 50 shirts, raising nearly $200 on sales from the first day alone.

"I think that's pretty good for two elementary students who wanted to make a difference and came up with an idea all by themselves," said Scott.

The "Helping Hands for Japan" T-shirt designs can be viewed on the website http://helpinghandsforjapan.shutterfly.com. T-shirts are $10 for youth and adult sizes up to XL and $12 for adult sizes XXL and XXXL. The smallest size available is a youth small (6-8).

To order a T-shirt, email Jennifer Scott at jennifer5278@att.net or order online with a credit card or PayPal at http://www.companycasuals.com/helpinghands//start.jsp

The shirts are being sold through the family's church, The Church at Cahaba Bend in Helena, and all of the proceeds will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief's efforts to help Japan. Checks should be made payable to CCB (Church at Cahaba Bend) with "Japan" in the memo line.

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