Ink for a Cause

Residents and businesses of the South Okanagan really stepped up to help out during the Eagle Bluff Wildfire that roared into Canada from the U.S. last month.

One business owner held a “flash tattoo fundraiser,” donating proceeds to the fire departments.

Business owners Joe and Sarah from Alpha 85 Tattoo in Osoyoos, decided that they would give back by having a fundraiser of which 100% of the proceeds were split between three local fire departments.

Joe came up with some fire-related “flash tattoos” to choose from at $100 each. Close to 40 people participated, bringing in over $4000 that was shared between Osoyoos Fire Rescue, Oliver Fire Rescue and Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society.

A cheque was presented to the Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society this past week.

Sarah and Joe said, “We came up with the idea the first evening that the fire started. We wanted a way to help our communities and give back to those who saved many peoples homes, businesses, etc. We were hoping that this would also bring people together, becoming a lasting memory of how our communities came together.”

They added, “We just want to thank all of the firefighters for their amazing efforts and for putting their lives on the line every time they step into that uniform.”

Thank you Alpha 85 Tattoo for supporting Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society!

You can find out more about Alpha 85 Tattoo on Instagram @alpha85tattoo. They are located on Main Street, Osoyoos, just above Common Threads store.