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Cleveland artist raises money for front line workers

A local artist is getting creative with ways to help doctors and nurses.

CLEVELAND — A local artist named Derek Hess figured out a way to share his talent and give back to first responders fighting coronavirus.

Hess is known for his unique artwork, and he recently created this teddy bear with a mask and angel wings. He’s selling them in print and t-shirt form, and half of the sales will go to Direct Relief, an organization giving back medicine, resources, and more. He’s also urging everyone to use their gifts and talents to help the mission.

“If anyone can give back, I think they probably should in a situation like this.  Cause we’re all in it together. What I have to bring to the table is my artwork, so that’s where I came up with the idea for this,” Hess said.

Hess also says you’ll get a few goodies in your package when you order a print or shirt. Order the shirts here: derekhess.com

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