Ferguson Baker Raises $200K to Restore Business Damaged in Riots

Ferguson Baker Raises $200K to Restore Business Damaged in Riots

Natalie DuBose, the owner of Natalie's Cakes and More, can continue her dream of running her storefront bakery that was damaged in riots in Ferguson following the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

Published December 2, 2014

Natalie DuBose, the owner of Natalie's Cakes and More, can continue her dream of running her storefront bakery that was damaged in riots in Ferguson following the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson in killing Michael Brown

The single mother of two has received more than $200,000 in donations from generous supporters who gave to her GoFundMe campaign. She will use the funds to restore the shop and to have a website made for it.

In less than a week, DuBose surpassed her initial goal of $20,000. A friend gave her the idea to set up the account. DuBose opened her shop in the summer and raised the money to open its doors by selling cakes at local flea markets.

"My main windows were smashed and bakery damaged. I'm beside myself, but with the holidays, can't stop working," she wrote on the page. The hard-working business owner worked through the damage to supply cakes for customers through Thanksgiving.

She is now paying it forward, by asking donors to give money to other businesses in the area that have also suffered damages. 

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(Photo: Natalie's Cakes and More via GoFundMe.com)

Written by Natelege Whaley

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