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Fundraiser tops $10K for owners of popular Cache Creek pizza shop who lost home to fire

Anie and Ian Campbell's home was destroyed by fire in Cache Creek, April 15, 2020.
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An online fundraising campaign to support Cache Creek pizza shop owners after a fire destroyed their home reached its $10,000 goal in just four days.

Anie and Ian Campbell are the owners of Anie’s Pizza and Bakery in Cache Creek, and their customer base proved to be loyal to more than just the pizza.

A GoFundMe was started by one of their friends, April 16, and reached the $10,000 mark by April 20.

The couple’s home caught fire in the early morning hours of April 15. Anie said in a previous interview with that investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, which damaged another home. The fire has been deemed suspicious.

The couple's neighbour Millie Notte said Anie and Ian are currently living in an RV outside of their former home.

“They lost everything,” she said. “It’s devastated us all because it easily could happen to any one of us here. The community has really come together.”

READ MORE: Cache Creek pizza shop owners left speechless by community support after devastating house fire

“We all just pitched in,” Notte said, adding the Ashcroft BC Liquor Store and Ashcroft and District Lions Club has been taking donations for the couple.

Anie has also been helping out truckers, ensuring there’s a place open for them to get food, Notte said.

A day after the fire, Anie went back to work.

“She’s that type of person, she’s an awesome lady,” Notte said.

“It’s not a good time with this virus going on and all that. No one wants to be out of their home right now,” she said.

The GoFundMe page can be found here.

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