BERKLEY, Mich. - The demand for anti-hate signs designed by a third-grade student and a kindergartener in Chicago has soared since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Many people have the signs, and a lot of people want them. The signs say, "Hate has no home here." They've spread from coast to coast in the United States.
Even before the Charlottesville incident, Beth Baldwin in Berkley had 900 signs made, selling them to residents for $5 to cover the printing cost. Since Charlottesville, demand has skyrocketed.
"Every time someone sees one they say, 'Where can I get one?'" Baldwin said.
There are many people around Metro Detroit who want one of the signs, but they're hard to find.
"They are pretty much sold out," Baldwin said. "Waiting lists, delays. We do have a printer that turns them around pretty quickly."
The printer is SignOutfitters.com in Wyandotte.
Neighbors pool their money to keep costs down and send the printer a large order. It's just a sign, but it's doing a little more than making a Facebook post or using a popular hashtag. It's a message that neighbors have to work at to get their hands on.
Residents can put it in their yard to take their stand.
"They are not political," Baldwin said. "Hate should not be here. A country divided -- we all have value."
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