Shirt fundraiser benefits families of fallen Fairchild crew

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Updated Monday, May 20 at 3:11 PM

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --  A t-shirt fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars for the families of three fallen Fairchild Airmen.

The online fundraiser started three days ago. They have raised almost $40,000 and have sold over 1,900 shirts.  

Brandy Tiffany came up with the idea for her husband who was deployed overseas. Then other’s wanted to own the shirt too.

Tiffany hopes the money raised will help the families of the three airmen.

“Whatever they want. Scholarship funds for their kids, or just anything that they can need it for,” said Tiffany.

Former KC-135 tanker Boom Operator, Sarah Sevigney, worked with Tiffany on the t-shirt campaign at Fairchild.

“I just thought it was a perfect way to honor those guys and show our support,” said Sevigney.

The t-shirt features the Manas Transit Center squadron path, the names of the airmen, and the name of the mission, which was Shell 77. There’s also a poem on the back of the t-shirt that was written about crash by a retired air crew member.

The shirts cost $20. Click here to order one.

 

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