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Humanity surprises you. Meet Natalie Dubose:
Hello, I’m Natalie Dubose of Ferguson, Missouri. I’m a small business owner with a cake shop and a bakery dream.
First, I would thank everyone for their warm wishes, empathy, and support during this crazy difficult time.
I would love to write more, and will try soon, but my business is so behind right now.
My shop, which had it’s grand opening this summer was vandalized in the riots.
My main windows were smashed and bakery damaged. I’m beside myself, but with the holidays, can’t stop working.
I’m very busy cleaning and trying to repair my business. I’m also trying to catchup on baking cakes for Thanksgiving!
I promise to update this later. I’m truly mixing batter right now. I began baking and selling cakes at local flea markets, slowly saving money to start my small business.
I LOVE TO BAKE !!!
It was my dream and I’m working hard to accomplish that dream.
The outpouring of support on Twitter, Facebook, and in the media has been amazing. I was in tears.
It was suggested that I start this account by a new friend and here it is. I do need help to rebuild and create a website, so any donations would be a huge assistance.
I’m not sure where to find the money to repair my little bakery. But, even if you just stopped by to say hello. Thank You !!!!
I’ve never felt such love.
This is the kind of story all too often lost in the coverage of riots and shootings, and she is the kind of person all too often forgotten by those above her and demonized by those below. Let us do what we can to support the small businesses that are the only real hope for places like Ferguson, Missouri.
You can contribute to her rebuilding fund here.
Update: as of just sixteen hours after starting the fundraiser, she’s been pledged $72,000.