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    Susan

    Just donated!

    What a loss – I’m heartbroken for the owners and hope they can get the money they need to reopen soon.

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    Hap

    Gluten Free Bakery & hugging your dog – how could I resist. We remember those days from Katrina.

    GDude, is a great cause but for us old non-trusting internet challenged, do you know anything about “gofundme.com”?

    I was in until they asked for my email address and zip code and I read their privacy policy. I’m not very trusting and less so since my client’s email was hacked last week and I received an email at 5:30 am Friday from some foreign land saying she was robbed in Greece and needed money to pay her hotel bill. She had to rebuild her files & contact list.

    GDude, your experience with “gofundme.com” and endorsement is enough for me.

    I saw Susan’s donation, do you know anything about “gofundme.com”?

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      Gluten Dude

      Hap…it’s totally legit..one of the biggest crowdsourcing sites out there.

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        Hap

        Thanks Dude – you’re dragging me along into whatever “crowdsourcing” & century this is!

        You should probably know that I resisted cellphones for a few years because I didn’t want to talk when I was out of the office since I always return my calls and I once turned off voicemail when it took me three hours to listen to & return my voicemails. Nothing against technology – I’m just not sure it has added any hours to my day yet.

        I must trust you since we’re fighting the celiac beast together – and your honest face!

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    Connie

    I remember when they ran their focus group, and they made a great product and were kind and conscientious folks. I really hope they can make it back to business.

    I donated as much as my budget could afford and hope to donate some more next month. In the mean time, I shared the page on FB and Twitter and hope that helps!

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    Ken

    GF the right way? Small business? I’m in.

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    Stephanie

    I just donated. Wish it could have been more, but I know that every little bit counts!!

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    Mika

    They are in my prayers. Wish I could donate but at this time I am struggling myself.. It’s great to see another GF bakery opening.

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    Dorothy

    This is my brother’s, sister-in-law’s and nephew’s company – Thank you to all you that have helped them get back on their feet. It is good to know that there are still nice people out there! Thank you for a grateful sister…..

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    IrishHeart

    omygosh, just a heartbreaking story…..and yes, of course we should all pitch in whatever we can to help!

    To the folks at Prairie, please know that our dear friends with a GF bakery in Latham, NY (Sherry Lynn’s) suffered a similar circumstance when their bakery was flooded back in 2008. Same thing–their life savings was put into that business and it was a labor of love.

    They rebuilt in a different location after the building they had leased was condemned and it went on to become a flourishing bakery and restaurant (they are relocating right now, but they have a loyal cleintele
    up there who is anxiously awaiting their re-opening).

    I hope this gives you courage to continue to fight to save your bakery. Sending all good wishes to you. Going to donate right now and I will send this link to everyone I know.

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    Trina

    Dear Sir, this is my family you wrote about and I want to say thank you so much for sharing. Your words brought tears and you restore faith in others. Thank you.

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      Gluten Dude

      That’s what community is all about.

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    Miss Dee Meanor

    So heartbreaking! I do hope the funds come in very soon to make the needed repairs.

    This is also a good reminder to everyone that most insurance does not cover damages due to flooding. I know here one must purchase an additional insurance policy to cover damages in the event of a flood and in some geographical areas designated as floodplains they will not even sell an additional policy.

    Best of luck and I hope this will be merely a bump in the road for you.

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    flaflwrgrl

    I am so sorry to hear this has happened to you. I certainly hope you will be able to move forward & open the bakery. Hang in there, perseverance pays off!!!!!!

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    Darlena

    I just bought 3 bags of their oatmeal on Amazon.com.

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    Diana

    How heartbreaking! We need more businesses like this! I donated, I liked, I shared, and I will look for them on Amazon….wish I could do more.

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    Jeremy Wheaton

    Wow! Our family is so touched by the outpouring of support from members of this site as well as the gluten-free community in general! We are making progress in the bakery and all the generous donations and kind words are keeping our tanks full of go-go juice!

    We are hoping to be open (for real, with no water in the building) in about a month. Our oven was delivered late last week and a neighbor is letting us store it high and dry until we are ready for it.

    We will continue to post updates as we rebuild. If you like our Facebook page you will get the most updated info.

    Again, from our Gluten-Free Prairie Family to everyone (especially Gluten Dude!) for sharing and caring with us through this rough patch.

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      Gluten Dude

      Sending tons of positive vibes your way Jeremy.

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