AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Two local brothers on a mission to get residents to buckle up received a special surprise from the Texas Department of Transportation Wednesday.
Treyton and Jayden Breece have been handing out stickers asking residents to please buckle up because you have loved ones. However, their supply recently ran out and printing more is pricey.
When Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas heard Treyton and Jayden were out of stickers, he went to TxDOT to come up with a plan to help.
TxDOT was able to print more than 10,000 stickers through their printing department and those were given to the boys Wednesday afternoon.
"One of our big campaigns is Click it or Ticket. We want everyone to buckle up everywhere they go all the time. We are just so in awe of these guys and the positive message they have brought out of what was a devastating loss for them. We think they have made such a difference locally and now it's going to be statewide," said TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist Tracy Tellman.
Not only were the 10,000 stickers delivered to the boys, but hundreds were also sent to all 25 TxDOT district offices across the state.
"So they will be handing them out at a lot of the events we go to," explained Tellman. "We go to a lot of health fairs, safety events and they will have them at those events as well."
The boys have spent hundreds of dollars on printing stickers, but now they can use the funds they've raised on other efforts like building a float for local parades.
"We're going to go to parades and maybe put it in some Christmas parades," said Treyton Breece. "We're also going to go to the Polk Street Cruise, park it somewhere and hand out stickers."
Now that they have thousands of stickers, the brothers are hoping some local businesses will help pass them out. "We're going to put a few of them at places like Home Depot or maybe Lowes and let them hand them out at the counter where they pay," said Treyton.
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