Corey Carpenter has his roots in Randolph County even though he is now a resident of MobiIe. He has been thinking about his home county and those who have been affected by the coronavirus.
Carpenter has been working the last few weeks on special printed T-shirts with all the proceeds going to those affected by the virus. "I was thinking about my home and how it has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I was trying to figure out if there was a way I could help, even if it was in some small way," Carpenter said.
He continued, "I love food. I love visiting local restaurants whereever I go, and especially in this difficult time, it is important to support these hardworking folks in our community. These businesses rely on you for the well being and vibrancy of our communities."
Carpenter said he wants to help them and show support for healthcare workers in Randolph County. He got creative and made some simple T-shirts that have become popular in the county. Retro, hometown, that's the T-shirts he designed. "We all should be proud of our home. People don't wear T-shirts supporting something they're not proud of, right?"
The shirt designs represent the history, current and future of Randolph County. They are simple reminders and walking billboards of where county residents are from and those with their roots in the county came from and where they are going. The plan is to take the proceeds from these shirts and spread that money to local restaurants by purchasing gift certificates and gift cards. Those items will then be given out to healthcare workers in the county who are working hard to keep us all safe and putting themselves in harm's way.
"It's just a small effort to give back to those in need and who work so hard for us," he said.
Designs include Rock Mills, Woodland, Wedowee, New Hope, Roanoke, Randolph County, the Hub, the Galley and many more.
If you can spare a couple bucks and want to help, check out Corey's store in the link below. https://www.bonfire.com/store/randolph-county-covid-19-relief/.
Each shirt is available in various sizes, colors and the cost is only $19.99. Each shirt has only a two-week run of availability, so if anyone wants one of the shirts pictured, they need to order by the end of the week. Carpenter did say he would have a couple more designs that have been requested later this week.
He said, "Let's help those in need in Randolph County and recognize our frontline workers!"