Natalie DuBose is the hardworking owner of Natalie’s Cakes and More in Ferguson, Missouri. And last night, her business was among those vandalized by so-called “peaceful” protesters.
No justice we’ve ever heard of.
But out of the muck can come something wonderful, and that’s what’s happening today. DuBose is determined to move forward:
“I’m baking today,” Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. “We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can’t tell the people — I won’t tell the people — that I’m canceling.”
Despite the mess, however, Dubose says she will continue to bake. She can’t afford to give up now, having invested all she had into a business that was funded through bake sales at flea markets.
“I am a single mom, a mother of two,” she said. “This is everything that I own. I can’t walk away from it. I just got to start up and start baking again.”
Such an amazing spirit.
And she’s receiving an outpouring of support and encouragement from across the country:
Amen to that!
According to the Natalie’s Cakes and More Facebook page, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help raise money. We will update this post once we get confirmation of the official site.
Thanks Film Ladd. Here’s a direct link to Natalie’s GoFundMe page, which has surpassed its $10,000 goal within just seven hours. Amazing.
Update: See that impressive fundraising total in the screenshot above? Well, forget about it. Just visit GoFundMe and prepare to be blown away.