‘One Newton’ T-Shirt Raises Money For Victims Of Sweet Tomatoes Crash

NEWTON (CBS) – When Newton North sophomore Cate Waters heard about the terrifying crash that claimed the lives of two Newton residents at Sweet Tomatoes, she knew she wanted to do something to help.

She and her dad came up with the idea of selling T-shirts that say “One Newton” on it. “The T-shirts have an outline of Newton and has a tomato right in the spot where Sweet Tomatoes is and it says One Newton,” Cate said.

Their original plan was to sell 200 shirts. They far exceeded that goal and have raised more than $5,000 so far. All the money raised will go to the victims’ families.

“We will cut a check right down the middle and give to the head of households for both families,” Joe Waters said.

Gregory Morin, 32, and Eleanor Miele, 57, were killed when an SUV crashed into the restaurant.

Related: Vigil Held For West Newton Crash Victims

The Waters say they don’t know either of the families personally, but they live right around the corner from the restaurant and would often visit to eat as a family. They wanted to help out and this is their way of giving back.

Eleanor Miele and Gregory Morin were killed when an SUV crashed into Sweet Tomatoes in West Newton. (Family Photo/WBZ)

Eleanor Miele and Gregory Morin were killed when an SUV crashed into Sweet Tomatoes in West Newton. (Family Photo/WBZ)

“When something bad happens, it’s about one Newton and 13 villages coming together to help the people,” Joe said.

The T-shirts cost $25 dollars. All people need to do is go online to booster.com/onenewton and order any size.

“I think it’s a great idea and One Newton is perfect phrase to use and it cooperates everyone and it’s unique,” Newton North student Alyssa Bradley said.

“I’ve had very positive reaction from people. They are coming up to me in school and say it’s a nice thing we are doing,” Cate said.

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