After raising money for wildfire victims, Tucker Wannamaker and friends are working to help flood victims.
Wannamaker, who helps run the nonprofit Wild Fire Tees, introduced a new T-shirt designed by his friend Austin Buck that mocks floodwaters, yet memorializes area residents' ability to endure recent natural disasters.
The T-shirts went on sale noon Friday; 350 had been sold by 5 p.m. They sell for $20 and are available online at wildfiretees.com.
"This is our way of doing our part to help," said Wannamaker, who owns Magneti Marketing. "We were already thinking of how we could help the Manitou flood victims when all this happened."
The nonprofit began selling its wildfire relief T-shirts on June 26, 2012 in response to the Waldo Canyon fire. It came out with other designs, including one in the aftermath of the Black Forest fire.
As of Friday, about $900,000 worth of T-shirts had been sold, raising close to $400,000 for fire victims after costs, Wannamaker said. He said all the money is being donated to wildfire victims throughout Colorado, or charities that help them.
So far, Wild Fire Tees has donated money to the Pikes Peak Red Cross, Care and Share Food Bank, The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, NoCo Rebuilding in Northern Colorado, and Ute Pass Elementary School, to help rebuild the school's playground.
Contact Ned Hunter: 636-0275.