UPDATE - THIS PAGE WILL REMAIN AS REFERENCE ONLY. DONATIONS HAVE STOPPED. ALL DONATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND TURNED OVER TO GLORIA. THANK YOU TO ALL - NEAR AND FAR FOR THE SUPPORT!!!
VIP Pizza has been Community Leader and advocate for out youth FOR DECADES and has the BEST PIZZA PERIOD.
Unfortunately, people decided to help themselves decided to burglarize out beloved VIP PIZZA.
So now it's our turn to help Gloria and the VIP Staff. This is fundraiser will help with the money stolen and help with damages to the building.
Gloria is likely too modest to take the help, but we as a community need to show her that we are here for her now, like she and her brother have been there for all of us in the past!
Below is the post from one of the staff from VIP Today:
VIP Pizza, one of Tulare's longstanding local business was dealt a devastating blow. A small group of people took it upon themselves to break-in, ransack, and steal monies and safes from the parlor. VIP was already dealt a tough blow by the pandemic shutdowns and was just trying to stay afloat as it was, as are many small businesses. Gloria the owner took over the Tulare staple Pizza Parlor 20 years ago and has continued VIPs legacy of supporting local groups and sport teams while producing a top notch Pizza. VIP has also employed many of our local young adults throughout the years as they transition from high school to college or other careers. The senseless act that occurred last night is inexcusable. Gloria the owner of the parlor has never been one to ask for help but she has been there for many of us in the community. This a small local business with no big franchise support or big insurance policy payouts. This is a business based in a community and now I ask the community to come out and support VIP Pizza and the amazing staff that will surely rally around Gloria. Today VIP Pizza is closed tell 3pm to clean up. We will open today at 3pm to 9.
- Sherrie Munday
- April Martin
- Irene Cordeniz
Organizer and beneficiary
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