Camille Cragin, daughter of MSSU professor of business Dr. Scott Cragin, and her friend and MSSU student, Jessica Hill, want to bring some kindness and smiles to the tornado-devastated city of Moore, Okla.
Camille and Jessica are selling a t-shirt to raise money for the Moore victims. They are calling this Mission Moore, which Jessica came up with as they discussed going to help Moore the night after the tornado.
The t-shirt, which Camille designed, is being sold for $15. The design on the shirt says, “Lend a Hand & Pay it Forward: Mission Moore.”
All proceeds will directly benefit the families who lost everything in the May 20 tornado.
Camille’s father says Camille’s motivation for creating and selling the shirt results from her own experiences two years ago in Joplin.
“My daughter arrived at my ex-wife’s house–2 blocks from St. John’s–minutes after the tornado,” her father recalls. “The two houses across the street were completely gone while her house was heavily damaged.”
Money will be used to buy gift cards as well as to take a trip made by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on July 19-21 to help with cleanup and rebuilding.
During a trip they plan on taking in June, the girls will provide some of the Moore victims with gift cards and will provide water and ice cream to families and relief workers.
“We remember how much those small gestures made our days when we felt grief and disbelief,” Camille says.
“The girls want to help the people there recover and maybe make them smile and give them hope,” Dr. Cragin says.