BTHO Coronavirus shirts raise thousands for Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 11:30:27-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — A well-known Aggie Yell is now a new catchphrase against the Coronavirus. Aggies have a new opponent.

"There's nothing better than beat the hell out of a virus that is attacking all of us," said Fadi Kalaouze.

Class of '91 and Owner of Aggieland Outfitters, Kalaouze saw an opportunity to help his community. They printed t-shirts and masks to raise money for the Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station.

"I'm glad to say we have raised so far $13,000 for the Salvation Army. Thank God for all the support and the people who bought the shirts. That's what Aggies are made of," said Kalaouze.

The Salvation Army is grateful and says the needs of the community continue to grow.

Like most Brazos Valley businesses, Aggieland Outfitters is adapting and thankfully didn't have to make any layoffs.

"We've already been doing drive-through, curbside pick up, local delivery, and even Facebooking orders," said Kalaouze.

Fadi says there's a lesson we can all learn about finding a way to make positive change.

If you'd like to purchase a t-shirt or pre-order a mask visit their website.