Nine Line Apparel Savannah for Chattanooga

Nine Line Apparel Savannah for Chattanooga

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah business is trying to help the families left behind after the tragedy in Chattanooga.

The company, Nine Line Apparel, has designed a memorial T-shirt and hoodie to sell online and in their downtown Savannah shop.

The company is owned and operated by two veterans themselves, and they felt they needed to try and do something to help their fallen brothers and their families.

Business has been good at Nine Line Apparel in Savannah. In operation just
two years, it has grown from just ten employees a year ago, to more than 70. There is a lot of regular business to keep up with, but now they are starting an extra mission to help those families affected by the shootings in Chattanooga.

"When one of our brothers or sisters gets hurt or killed, we're the type of company that wants to do anything that it possibly can, to kind of at least help the families," said Daniel Merritt, Nine Line Apparel.

With that idea, retired Capt. Daniel Merritt and his employees went to work, designing a T-Shirt that will be on sale for a two-week period, only with all the proceeds going to family members of the four slain marines and one sailor.

"I know that they are going through an awful time, just wanted to let them know, and they can kind of count on us to whatever we can do for them," said Chris Casanova, Nine Line Graphic Designer.

"At the end of the two weeks, we'll tally up the amount of T-shirts sold, hoodies sold. We'll take out all the product cost, then we'll write a check directly to the foundation they are starting for each family," said Merritt.

So far, the support has been amazing, and just from the orders taken in so far, Nine Line Apparel says they would be able to give $10,000 to the families.

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