Global Tint-A-Thon Being Held Saturday for Two Slain Tinters

December 13th, 2023 by Casey Flores

Jesse Ortiz and family

The industry is coming together to support the families of two tinters—Jaime Bravo and Jesse Ortiz—who were murdered at their workplace in Idaho on December 1. A suspect has since been arrested as well (read more HERE).

After learning of the tragedy reported in the story by WINDOW FILM magazine, a number of industry members came together to figure out a way to support the families of Bravo and Ortiz.

A Global Tint-a-thon is planned for December 16.

Jaime Bravo with loved ones.

“Upon learning of this tragic event, Carlos Olazaba of Tintertainment Network, Erik Devash of TintWiz, and I convened to strategize the most effective means of supporting the affected families,” says Dean Mitchell, director of Tinters for a Cause. “This led to the conception of the World-Wide Tintathon. The objective is for tinting professionals worldwide to donate the proceeds from one tint job on Saturday, December 16th. It is imperative that we unite to provide support to these two families in their time of sorrow.”

Tinters are encouraged to split the proceeds of one tint job from that day between Bravo and Ortiz’s respective GoFundMe donation pages, found here:

Go Fund Me for JAIME BRAVO: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jaime-bravo-jimmy

Go Fund Me for JESSE ORTIZ: https://www.gofundme.com/f/v8v3gp-jesse-ortiz

“He leaves behind his expecting wife Maria Isabel Sanchez and many beloved family members,” Bravo’s GoFundMe page reads. “Jaime was a hardworking man who would help anyone in need. My sister and family are now left to figure out the unexpected funeral expenses. We reach out to you to help in this time of need.”

Ortiz leaves behind his wife Kristi and four kids aged 8-14.

By Tuesday, more than 70 shops from around the world had committed to support the cause—with many more expected by Saturday.

If you are participating, please let us know so we may help publicize the good work you are doing.

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  1. Leadership

  2. Happy to help

  3. Never have I heard of such a tragedy in 37 years of being in the film business. Condolences to their families….

  4. Tint Haus Customs will be participating. Thank you for putting this on and thoughts and prayers to the families.

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