Bice grew up in the Shoal Creek Valley but moved away when she was 18. She has lived in San Diego, Calif., for the past 22 years.
She wanted to help Shoal Creek, but wasn’t sure how she could offer help from the opposite end of the country. Bice then decided that selling T-shirts would be a good way to raise money for the tornado victims.
“I wanted to give back to the community, and the shirts seemed like a popular way to do that,” Bice said.
Money from the T-shirts will go toward the Disaster Rebuild project hosted by the St. Clair Baptist Association. The project is scheduled for June 6-25.
The T-shirts can be purchased in Odenville at City Hall, the Utilities Board, Mapco and Exxon, but she hopes to add more locations to that list.
“If the shirts keep selling, then we will try to sell them at other places,” Bice said.
Bice will also have a booth set up to sell T-shirts at the Odenville Music Festival on June 18.
The T-shirt has Shoal Creek and April 27, 2011, written across it and features a green heart with a cross in front of it.
Bice said the reasoning behind choosing the color green was because it stimulates healing resulting in greater self love and love for others.
“Green means healing,” Bice said. “Green spiritually affects our ability to express unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion.”
Those interested in purchasing or selling T-shirts can contact Terri Bice at 619-602-3073 or email@example.com.