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'Florida Strong' T-shirt ad rejected on Facebook: 'Everyone loved these shirts'

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Tyler Merritt, CEO of Nine Line Apparel of Savannah, Georgia, and a retired Army captain, simply wants to help others — particularly those who have been impacted in Florida by Hurricane Ian.

Yet his ability to raise money for needy people through sales of his company's "Florida Strong" T-shirts has been rejected by Facebook, he said.

Appearing this week on "Fox & Friends," Merritt said, "We want to support Florida. We want to show a commitment to rebuild in this incredible devastation that Ian's left behind." And yet — he said he's been hindered from doing so on social media, he said on the program. "I think we were representing what every American wants to do out there," he said of trying to advertise his business on Facebook in order to help other people. "We've done this before with many other natural disasters, to come to aid physically and to bring cash and resources," he said.  "We're actually had boots on the ground as of [earlier this week], working with the community cooperative, handing out generators, handing out fuel.

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