WASHINGTON Ill -- Pizza Huts across the Greater Peoria area are pitching in to help the family of an Edwards woman who drowned in the Illinois River late last month.
22-year-old Julie Peters's body was found in the Illinois River last week, several days after she drove down a boat ramp in Chillicothe.
Now, a stranger to Peters, Angela Carroll, is stepping in to help Peters's family in a big way.
Carroll was involved with the search and rescue teams for Peters.
She has reached out to 11 different Pizza Huts throughout the Greater Peoria Area to put on a fundraiser.
All day Thursday 20% of all sales at Pizza Hut will be donated directly to Peters's two children, which will go towards their future schooling.
"Hopefully this can go towards college or whatever they would need in the future that their mother unfortunately cannot provide for them," said Carroll. "As far as I can see, the family is all involved with these kids, and that is all they are worried about. They want to make sure these kids have a future."
The fundraiser runs from 11am to 11pm and includes dine-in or carry-out.
In order to make your purchase count for the Peters family, you must present the restaurant with a fundraising coupon, which can be printed off on this page.