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Delphi community steps up to help murder victims' families

While police follow up on the thousands of tips that have come in, the community is stepping up in a major way.

DELPHI, Ind. (WTHR) - Many already consider pizza a comfort food. But Friday, the Delphi Pizza King is using their pizza to comfort grieving hearts and ease the burden for the families of Abby Williams and Libby German.

Owners Tracy Martin, Tracy Bradshaw and their crew are hopping. Orders and donations are pouring in.

"We’ve had calls from Indianapolis from people who are on their way…Colorado, Florida, Nebraska," said Martin said.

Wanda Campbell is from Monticello, picking up a large order for her co-workers, sales associates at the Walmart there.

"We always go out into the community and this really hit home for us and we just wanted to show our support," said Campbell.

That support is flowing out the door here by the armload. Another stack of boxes was going to Kirby Risk employees in Lafayette.

"We have quite a few people from this area working for us and they all just wanted to get together and do something and they heard about this pizza deal and they all love pizza," said Annette Priest, Kirby Risk.

Ben Gleason knew Libby and coached her in softball.

"It's a bittersweet thing going on here, because it's a tragic event that's really brought our community get together and it's been impressive to see," said Gleason.

At the end of the day, it’s not about pizza, it’s about the promise that this community is going to stick together and help each other no matter what.


"We know the families," Tracy Martin with Pizza King explained. "It's a small community. We just stick together, and this is for Abbie and Libby and their families."

The Pizza King is ready to go. On a normal day, they make and sell about 75-80 pizzas. Friday, they estimate they'll sell 700-800. All of the proceeds will go to the family to use as they see fit.