• Want To Help Ferguson, Texas?

    I don’t know. Maybe it came from living through the 60s, or maybe it was the intense study I did on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the years I spent teaching the Civil Rights Movement in this country. Who knows? Maybe it came from years of studying and teaching Emerson and Thoreau, but whatever the cause, I believe deeply that civil disobedience is the duty of every single person who calls himself an American, and certainly those who claim Texas heritage. A country who blindly follows any form of government, law enforcement, or any other power is eventually doomed, at least that is what I personally believe; however, the key word here is CIVIL.

    An Exciting Ribbon Cutting!

    An Exciting Ribbon Cutting!

    Now, having said all of that, Rickey Jones and I have talked about Ferguson for the past three months, and we are both in total agreement that we have worked WAY TOO HARD in our married life to sit back and allow thugs of any color to destroy what we have spent a lifetime building, and those thoughts are fodder for another story. Today, however, I have a list of at least some of the businesses who were hurt or destroyed by the recent rioting in Ferguson Missouri, and I thought some of you might want to check out their stories, order product, or simply add them to your prayer list.

    It was Natalie Dubose, owner of Natalie’s Cakes and More, who first caught my attention. According to the stories I read, Natalie is a mother of two and saved for a very long time before she was able to open her dream business, a bakery. And then I saw her teary face when that business was torched. Thankfully, someone Natalie had never even met heard her story and opened a GoFundMe account that has grown to over $200,000 so Natalie is on her way to a great recovery.

    When Help Came

    When Help Came

    Others (that I am aware of) that you might want to check on to see how they are faring are

    St. Louis Cordless
    Solo Insurance Agency
    Cathy’s Kitchen
    Ferguson Market Fund
    Beauty World
    Juanita’s Boutique

    I have yet to see whether accounts have been established for all of these business owners or not so if you have an interest, you might do that.  And if you want to order a few brownies from Natalie, you can find her on Facebook.   :)

    Photos from Facebook.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    One Response to Want To Help Ferguson, Texas?

    1. Missy Jones says:

      Fredda, seems like a lot of people went DOWNTOWN to Ferguson, Missouri to go CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Or at least that looked like what they were doing, grabbing merchandise off of the shelves, all in a hurry. Hey, they didn’t pay for this stuff, did they? Santa Claus came early. Missy Jones

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