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T-Shirt Sales to Benefit Firefighters


ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va.- A new group in Accomack County is donating the proceeds of their new effort to the fire companies who are fighting arson fires night after night.

The number of intentionally set fires has surpassed 70. No one knows just how high that total will climb, but one thing is for sure, many are tired of losing pieces of their community.

"From the start of all these fires, a couple houses on the roads that lead to my parents house where I grew up, in Fox Grove, got burned down. Houses that I had seen my whole life," said Seth Matthews.

That frustration was the fuel for Seth Matthews and Matthew Hart who founded "Eastern Shore Arsonist Hunters, LLC."  Seth came up with the design and Matthew ordered the T-shirts that will soon be available to the public.  All of the money raised will be given to the fire departments in Accomack County.

"They're spending countless hours, countless resources and it's time that, you know, we work together as a group to get this taken care of so they're able to function properly," said Matthew Hart.  

The co-founders say the shirts will cost $20 for the white or black design and a few dollars more for the camouflage shirt and the shirts will be available at the Robinson's Family Business in Onancock. While helping out the fire companies is key, there is still a big picture wish.

"My ultimate goal is to catch this arsonist and I think by starting this company and doing the logo, making the shirts, let's as a community, start putting some pressure on this guy and even if we don't catch him, just put enough pressure on him to get him to stop doing it," said Seth Matthews.

Until these arsons end, people in Accomack County will at least have another way to help.

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