Hurricane Sandy Relief T-Shirt – As with any disaster, there are people who will attempt to profit off of the misfortune of others. Call is crass commercialism or “storm porn,” but Hurricane Sandy t-shirts have been popping up everywhere. Growing up in New Jersey, this natural disaster hits close to home – and in the same way that vendors were attempting to benefit off the F.D.N.Y. and N.Y.P.D. from 9/11, I find it pretty disturbing.
Luckily, there are legit companies out there who are helping by designing, printing and selling t-shirts that directly benefit the relief effort. JettyLife, a company based in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, is one such company. As stated on their site, “Profits from the sales of this custom, Jetty T-shirt will go to victims of the storm who are in direct need of assistance as well as the emergency response units who risked their lives to save others.”
JellyLife has already sold 10,000 of their UNITE/REBUILD t-shirt. If you want to be part of the effort to Restore the Shore, go and get one for yourself.