GOOD NEWS Money Pours in for Single Mom's Damaged Ferguson Bakery
There has been an overwhelming outpouring of support for a single mother whose bakery was damaged in the Ferguson protests.
The window of Natalie Dubose’s shop was smashed in during protests following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
A photo of Dubose (above) prompted calls from people who said they wanted to help her fix her store, and so they set up a GoFundMe page. The crowdfunding site raised $110,000 in a matter of hours, and the money is still rolling in.
Dubose opened Natalie’s Cakes and More in June after renting a booth at a flea market every weekend in order to make the money to set up a storefront. Business was good until August, when protests first began after Brown’s death.
“Sometimes I was counting $12 in an envelope at night after being there for 10 hours a day. And so that was a little depressing. I did a lot of praying, I did a lot of crying and some more crying. But all that, it kind of brought me here today.”
Dubose said that she still can’t come up with the words she would say to the people who damaged shops in her community. She said today on “Shepard Smith Reporting” that she had made pleas to individual protesters, urging them not to harm her store because it is her only source of income to raise her two kids.
“I was more hurt than anything,” she said.
As for those who’ve chipped in to help? Dubose says she is so grateful for the love and support that has poured in from across the country.
“If I could have arms big enough, I would just hug each and every last one of them,” she said of those who have donated.
Watch the interview above.