Metro restaurant hosting fundraiser benefiting toddler whose parents were murdered

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — A locally owned restaurant in Cobb County is just one part of a community rallying behind a 2-year-old whose parents were shot and killed inside their Acworth home.

Justin and Amber Hicks were found dead inside their home earlier this month. Their toddler son was found unharmed inside.

The community is rallying around the family to help raise money for funeral expenses and expenses associated with raising their son, Jacob.

The Your Pie locations in Woodstock and Canton are holding a fundraiser on Thursday. A percentage of all sales will go to Jacob.

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“You have to remember, during really trying times, that family is who you lean and depend on,” Your Pie manager Amanda Seyden said.

The business is family-owned and operated. Amanda Seyden’s father, Arnie Seyden, owns the restaurant.

“When you have something like that happening in the community, it touches you,” said Arnie Seyden.

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The Seydens say they want the family to know that the community is there for them.

“Our hearts are with you. Our thoughts are with you. Our prayers are with you,” Arnie Seyden said.

Channel 2′s Chris Jose learned on Monday that this isn’t the first time the restaurant has helped out the family of a first responder during a tragedy.

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In June, they hosted a fundraiser for the family of Holly Springs Officer Joe Burson, who was killed in the line of duty.

Like the community came out and supported the Burson family, the Seydens hope the community will support the Hicks family and raise thousands of dollars for Jacob’s Pathway Foundation.

The benefit will taking place from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday.