HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Highland Park businesses are stepping up to help the victims of a mass shooting during an Independence Day parade Monday morning.
Various local businesses have started raising funds and taking orders for items as a show of support for the community. Some of those items include bracelets, T-shirts, and stationary.
Some have already raised thousands of dollars.
Beth Linderman, the owner of “Putt Art” — which is a stationary business — is selling $10 notepads that say “Highland Park Strong” along with an orange ribbon. She says the money raised will go towards the victims’ fund.
“Right now, we’re at about $5,000 in sales and I don’t want to stop because I have a lot more coming in,” Linderman said. “So, I can’t wait to give this to the victims’ fund.”
A collaboration between T-shirt shops, businesses “Dye Girl” and “Stitchd by D” have raised more than $4,000 with all proceeds going towards community resources.
The city of Highland Park has set up a fund to help those directly impacted by the shooting.