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Freed’s Bakery Raises More Than $50,000 For Families Of Fallen Police Officers

A popular Las Vegas cake and dessert shop raised money for families of two metro police officers who were killed during a June 8 shooting spree.

 
 
Freeds Bakery, In Las Vegas since 1959
Freeds Bakery, In Las Vegas since 1959
PRLog - Aug. 7, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- Freed’s Bakery raised more than $50,000 with a cupcake fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11 to benefit the families of Officer Alyn Beck, Officer Igor Soldo, and Joseph Wilcox. The men were gunned down during a June 8 shooting spree.

Freed’s Bakery announced on its Facebook page, “As members of the community, as fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and friends of those affected, we'd like to help raise money for the families of those killed in Sunday's violence…While selling $1.00 cupcakes feels inadequate and meager relative to the overwhelming tragedy of Sunday's shooting, we'd like to support the community in the best way we know how.”

For the fundraiser, the Las Vegas bakery sold all cupcakes on Wednesday, June 11 for $1 and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the families of the victims. Both phone orders and in-store cupcake purchases were included in the fundraiser.

On the day of the event, a line snaked around the bakery as the Las Vegas community turned out to support the fallen men. Although the orders exceeded the bakery’s production capabilities, the team of employees and volunteers managed to keep things running smoothly.

The event raised a total of $52,864.69 in cupcake sales and donations. More than 35,000 cupcakes were a sold, a feat that, as the bakery wrote on its Facebook page, the company “didn’t even consider physically possible.”

Freed’s Bakery credits their employees, the community volunteers, the businesses that donated food, materials, and products, the news media, and the Las Vegas residents who waited patiently for their cupcakes for making the fundraiser a success.

On June 12, the bakery updated its Facebook page with photos of the event and a thank you message. “The Las Vegas Community came together after a horrible tragedy and created something spectacular. Thank you so much for making us a part of it.”

To learn more about Freed’s Bakery, visit please contact or visit:

Freeds Bakery

http://www.freedsbakery.com/

https://www.facebook.com/freedsbakery

9815 S Eastern Ave.

Las Vegas, Nevada

(702) 456-7762


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Source:Freeds Bakery
City/Town:Las Vegas - Nevada - United States
Industry:Food
Tags:bakery, dessert, las vegas, charity, fundraising
Last Updated:Aug 07, 2014
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