Illinois Couple Sells Shirts For Arizona Firefighter Families

Shirts are available for $25 through July 31 and can be purchased online

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    A northwest suburban Prospect Heights couple wants to help the families of the 19 firefighters who were killed in a massive Arizona blaze last month.

    Tim and Marta Kelliher, who run a T-shirt business, say their son applied for a job with the same crew last year and they want to help.

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    "This limited edition memorial t-shirt was created with the support of the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association and the City of Prescott, Arizona to help support the relief fund established for the families of the fallen firefighters," the message on their website reads.

    Shirts are available for $25 through July 31 and can be purchased online.

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    All shirt profits and other donations will benefit the relief fund for the families.

    The shirts feature the Hot Shot crew's seal on the front and the names of the fallen firefighters on the back.

    Among the fallen was a 23-year-old man who grew up in Wisconsin but attended Zion-Benton Township High School before moving to Arizona at age 16. Anthony Rose was remembered Monday as a jokester, but also as a kind and caring man who "blossomed" at the Crown King Fire Department, according to officials there.