PASADENA, Md. (CBSDC) – A graphic designer in Pasadena has taken it upon himself to help the Boston Marathon victims through t-shirt sales, with proceeds going to the victims and their families.

Kevin Zwirble, a Boston native, felt the bombings hit a little too close to home for him to do nothing, especially when he realized he went to high school with some of the victims.

“There were people that I knew that were affected by it, whether it be friends, or friends of friends,” Zwirble told WNEW’s Cheryl Simone. “Just seeing all of this stuff unfold on TV, on the internet, just everywhere, it left me feeling really helpless.”

Zwirble moved to the Baltimore area for work shortly after college, and when he saw people from his hometown of Medford trying to brainstorm ways to raise money on Facebook, he knew he had to get involved.

As a graphic designer, t-shirts came naturally to him. He designed a t-shirt with two footsteps to represent the marathon, forming a heart, and underlined by the words “Boston: One City. One Heart.”

Word of the shirts spread quickly, and the first printing sold out, creating enough demand for a second printing … and it just kept on going.

All proceeds go to directly to the families affected by the attacks.

You can purchase a t-shirt here.

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