If you had worded it such that your intent was to raise money for that cause, I would not have said anything even commended it. Is someone offering commerative or special fundraising shirts/hats? If so go for it and please let us know and we can also spread the word. Just purchasing their products usually does not raise money. In what work I have done at non profits usually the shirts/hats/uniforms are sold to volunteers or given to volunteers as thank you's and are at or below cost so purchasing them would be a drain or non effective as a fund raiser.
I do not know where the FDNY Shirts can be purchased now, but I picked up 8 last Saturday in front of Bloomingdale's Dept. Store. 100% of the proceeds were going to the relief effort for the families. You may want to contact their customer service dept. to see if they are still available.
The words on the back of the shirts are so inspiring and, so true...
I'm not a real religeous person, but got to
tell you that I never feel closer to God than
when in the pines at the top of the mountain
on a clear, new-powder day..................
..........I wish, somehow, I could send that
wonderful, peaceful, hope inspiring feeling to the rescue workers and family members in New York.
Thanks for the clarification. Good luck with your hunt. Unfortunatly a lot of the reporting on the tragic events has gotten so overloading we tend to flip past it so we miss out on how people are trying to help. I have friends in a sister Church near the WTC so we have been sending our donations straight to the church. Because of this decision I/We have not really paying attention to all the "relief" efforts that are going on.
FDNY shirts have been available to the public for quite a few years - That's a decision they made. I'd have no problem wearing one to honor their sacrifices - I expect that there will be opportunities to purchase FDNY swag and support their survivor's fund.