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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.