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East Texans asked to "Love Thy Neighbor" in Oklahoma

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GLADEWATER (KYTX) -  The machines at Classic Stitch in Gladewater haven't had a chance to cool down.

Besides the normal workload, employees have been busy making special T-shirts that say "Love Thy Neighbor."

It was the idea of Alisia Mullikin and her son, Mason, who lives in Oklahoma.

His girlfriend's extended family and friends lost their homes in the Moore tornado.

"He felt a little helpless, but doing something like this is something we know how to do," said Alisia Mullikin.

Mason works for a screen printing company in El Reno, Oklahoma.  The town is just west of Oklahoma City.

They started making shirts that say "home" in the middle of the state of Oklahoma after the deadly tornados.

They sold them to raise money for the people in Moore.

"There's so many people out there trying to help right now, that they're actually sending people back," said Mason.

Mason knew he could help without going to Moore himself. He got his mom in on the idea.

"So we just came up with our own design that has Texas and Oklahoma together," said Alisia.

From the small, East Texas town of Gladewater, the money made from these shirts are going to help with burial expenses for the children who were killed during the tornado.

"Not only have they lost their home and all their belongings, but now they got to try and bury a child," explained Alisia.

Mason said his company in Oklahoma has already raised nearly $10,000. The money from East Texas is going to help even more.

"I just want to say thanks, for all the people out there in my hometown community, trying to send money and help us all out up here. Everyone appreciates it," said Mason.

And so does this mom, who always taught her son, to love thy neighbor.

"I mean that's just what we do, we're here to help each other," said Alisia.

If you would like one of these shirts, they cost $15.  

Click here for contact information. Click here for "Classic Stitch" Facebook page.

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