Ferguson, MO — Natalie DuBose, founder of Natalie’s Cakes and More, a bakery in Ferguson, MO has received more than $250K in online donations after her business was destroyed by looters. The shop, located at 100 South Florissant Road, sells delicious baked goods at local flea markets. But sadly, the business was badly vandalized by rioters after it was announced that the officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown would not be indicted.
But then supporters started chipping in to help her out. First, community members arrived at the shop, offering to help her clean up and fix the broken windows. Then, a GoFundMe page was set up, and in just five days, they had raised $260,000 and counting.
But she is not the only one
Other local business owners, who were also affected by the unrest in Ferguson, have also received thousands of dollars in online donations to help them rebuild. These businesses had also been vandalized, and some even burned down.
But supporters around the country have been very giving. For instance, Ferguson Market & Liquor (which was probably shown most on TV) has raised more than $30,000 within just 5 days. Another one, Cathy’s Kitchen & J & C BBQ, raised more than $11,000 in just 6 days. Even a local shop called Beauty World was able to raise more than $10,000 in just 5 days. And the list goes on!
Donations to support local Ferguson businesses are still being accepted online at the following links: