Pictured are Julie LaRue and Becky Profffitt of Van Wert City Schools and Brand Lieber, Mark Verville, and Sam Price of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

Pictured are Julie LaRue and Becky Profffitt of Van Wert City Schools and Brand Lieber, Mark Verville, and Sam Price of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

VAN WERT – The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Sister’s Embroidery and More to offer Van Wert Strong t-shirts to the community. All proceeds from the shirts have been donated back to the local community to help feed local kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monies collected have been split between the Van Wert City Schools and the United Way of Van Wert County. T-shirts were sold at $15 each. These two organizations provided children with nutritious and healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks throughout the weeks that school was shut down due to the virus.

Due to the combined efforts of the community and the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber was able to present each organization with a $1000 check

‘“We are so fortunate to live in a community where everyone comes together during a time of need, and we are so thankful for that,” stated Brandy Leiber, Office Administrator for the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce. “We would like to thank each individual and business who purchased these shirts to make this donation possible.”