A fire March 10 destroyed a Marine Drive shop.

A fire March 10 destroyed a Marine Drive shop.

Fundraiser for fire victims

Family's Marine Drive business lost in blaze last month.

A White Rock business owner is lending a hand – and a paw – to the Peninsula family whose Marine Drive shop was destroyed by a fire last month.

Megan Ferris, owner of Dog Utopia Daycare & Spa, plans to donate 50 per cent of the proceeds from nail-trim services for the next month to Jose and Eliete Dos Santos.

The family was left scrambling to find a new beachfront location for their Gelateria Italia & Coffee Shop after a March 10 fire gutted the building.

Ferris also plans to hold a fundraising event later in the month and is asking other business owners who would like to be involved to contact her at dogutopia@gmail.com or 604-541-8120.

A fundraising webpage that was set up to help the family get back on their feet has raised $1,375 since it was launched March 30.