Business Owners Help Fire Victims

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In the wake of the arson fires in Alameda that occurred on Sept. 28, local small business owners, Joe Dalipe of Island Print Express and Christopher Tam of All Good Living have put their own operations on hold in order to give back to the community.

Dalipe and Tam created the Alameda Relief Fund and have been integral in rallying the community to help out the victims of the fire.

"Sept. 28 was my birthday. A friend called and said there were fires on and around Park Street businesses," said Dalipe. "When I heard there were families involved I stepped up and wanted to do something about it. It could have easily been my business."

Tam’s company, All Good Living, designed a special, limited-edition T-shirt, which retails for $20. In addition, Dalipe’s company, Island Print Express has printed full-color posters to help raise funds. These posters are being sold for $10. Both companies have offered 100 percent of proceeds directly to the Alameda Relief Fund.

Shirts and posters are available at the following retailers:

Alameda Bicycle, 1522 Park St.; All Good Living, 2332 Alameda Ave.; Bladium, 800 W. Tower Ave.; Books Inc., 1344 Park St.; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Yoga Alameda, 1502 Park St.; Dragon Rouge, 2337 Blanding Ave.; Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St.; Island Print Express, 2534 Santa Clara Ave.; Modern Mouse, 2223 S. Shore Center; Alameda Natural Grocery, 1650 Park St.; Sidestreet Pho, 2304 Encinal Ave.; Tucker’s Creamery, 1349 Park St.; West Alameda Business Association, 1509 Webster St.

Contact Dalipe at islandprintexpress@gmail.com or 263-9420 for more information. See the advertisement, donated to the cause by the Alameda Sun, on page 2.