Hawkins Screen Printing, a Mayfield, Kentucky-based screen printing shop, recently launched a sign and T-shirt campaign after a deadly tornado devastated the town on Dec. 10.
As reported by Spectrum News 1, “Mayfield Strong” and “Pray for Mayfield” T-shirts and yard signs have been placed through the town of Mayfield since the tornado struck.
Owners Robert and Wanda Hawkins — a mother-son business duo — began the campaign to donate a portion of the sales to tornado relief efforts in Mayfield.
“The need for the T-shirt was just something to keep everybody’s focus on what it used to be but yet what it is,” Hawkins tells Spectrum News 1.
According to Hawkins, the demand for the signs and T-shirts is very high, with the products flying off the shelves faster than he can make them. The pair has been spending late nights in their design studio to supply everyone with a shirt or yard sign that wants one.
Hawkins says that a percentage of all T-shirt sales will go to tornado relief in Mayfield.
“It’s a community of its own; it’s more like being one big family than it is 10,000 people living here in Mayfield. I’m not a negative person, so I’m already excited to see what Mayfield is going to turn into. We’re a great community, everybody is for each other, and we stand as one,” says Hawkins.
The shop is currently offering the signs and T-shirts in-store and through phone and email orders.