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Sisters sell t-shirts to help families of explosion victims

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:31:48-04

Two sisters started selling t-shirts and car decals to benefit families of those whose loved ones died or were hurt in the Gatesville explosion last week.

Kelli McDonald, who works at Coryell Memorial Hospital, and her sister Brandy Moore, who owns Duckling Designs in McGregor, are giving all the proceeds from the sales to the 16 families. 

McDonald said she was working at the clinic within the hospital when the explosion happened.

"All I remember is how quickly we all got out of there and helped get people out," McDonald said.

The shirts have the words "Gatesville Strong" written on them, which is representative of the courage of that community.

"I watched first hand how Gatesville came together," McDonald said.

Now, McDonald and her sister are coming together to make and sell t-shirts. The proceeds from the sales will benefit the families affected.

"The financial side of it can stop you from things but I prefer them not to. Anything I can do to help them, to financially help them, is what I'm willing to do," Moore said.

McDonald and Moore who started selling shirts and decals last Thursday said they have already received 500 orders. 

"We expected to get 20 to 30 [orders] and we are so past beyond that. We got that within the first few hours," McDonald said. "We are truly blessed to get to be a part of this. But everyone is a part of this." 

The sisters said they have been in contact with some of the families affected. They plan to split the proceeds among them evenly.

If you are interested in buying a t-shirt or a call decal, visit this Facebook page.

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