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Hell: Yes, we're here to help Flint

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HELL, Mich. (WNEM) -

The water crisis is a living hell for some people in Flint.

"I said the beer in hell is safer than the water in Flint, and it became a t-shirt," said John Colone.

Maybe a bit ironically, a man from Hell, Michigan, made a t-shirt he hopes will help.

"It can make a difference if somebody laughs and giggles and gets something out of it," Colone said.

The shirt, which Colone said sadly only speaks the truth is $23 online and $20 in the store.

He's taking $5 from each one he sells and pumping it into the kids' fund set up for the city.

"Here in Hell, we're Michigan's hysterical town," Colone said.

Hell is hidden away in Livingston County and about an hour south of Flint.

Colone owns Screams, one of the handful of businesses in the small town.

Like many across the nation, he's watched the struggle from afar, but he came up with an idea to help.

"We're just going to be a drop in the bucket of what they need, but we feel better doing something," Colone said.

Judi Wilcox is one of his employees and she has close ties to the Vehicle City.

"My sister lives in Flint, she raised all of her children there. I feel that Flint has gone through so much and I think the community needs to get together to support them," Wilcox said.

Wilcox runs the social media page for Screams, fittingly titled Go To Hell Michigan.

She said the shirt has generated quite a buzz already.

"Everybody's saying where can I get that shirt? I want to support the kids in Flint," Wilcox said.

Colone said he may live in Hell, but he knows the people of Flint are going through it.

He wants to use the t-shirt as a creative way to help the city as it moves forward.

"We're here to hopefully to put a little bit of smile and some help to the city of Flint," Colone said.

They've already sold 24 shirts, all in online sales, which translates into about $120. They hope to keep the momentum going and really make a difference.

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