#MedinaStrong T-shirts will raise money for Orleans Community Health Foundation

Provided photo: This group includes, from left, Chris Kozody, Scott Robinson and Alix Gilman, and Shawn Ramsey. They are selling #MedinaStrong T-shirts with proceeds going to Orleans Community Health Foundation.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 May 2020 at 11:45 am

MEDINA – T-shirts with the message “#MedinaStrong” are selling to build community spirit during the Covid-19 pandemic and also to raise money for the Orleans Community Health Foundation.

The owners of the Shirt Factory and Canalside Tattoo have teamed up in the #MedinaStrong T-shirt campaign. They are pushing the campaign from May 6 to May 12 during National Nurses Week.

Every year from May 6 to May 12, those in the nursing profession are recognized for their commitment and expertise to the healthcare profession during National Nurses Week.

Scott Robinson of the Shirt Factory said the two businesses partnered to produce the T-shirts “to show gratitude for these front-line healthcare workers who are tirelessly working during these challenging times.”

The shirts are $20 and are available at medinastrong.com.

The “#MedinaStrong” moniker has been promoted with signs around the community. The Medina Area Partnership has promoted that hashtag in its social media posts. The Shirt Factory even created a Medina Strong cocktail.

The Shirt Factory has created a Medina Strong cocktail and Chris Kozody of the Shirt Factory drives around town with a large #MedinaStrong sign on the side of his truck.

The Shirt Factory has been closed to the public since March 21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The business continues to host virtual cocktail parties on Facebook live. Tattoo businesses have also been closed in the state since March 21.

“For us, #MedinaStrong is a rallying cry that has moved mountains over the last month, and now we hope that it can continue to do good work by supporting a cause that is near and dear to our hearts,” Alix Gilman said.

Photo by Tom Rivers: There are several #MedinaStrong signs in the community, including this one in front of Walgreens in Medina.

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