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A Very Personal Plea To Help Rebuild Nepali Homes Devastated By Earthquake

Posted on May 11, 2015

Greetings Friends and Supporters of Back to Eden,

Normally when we reach out to you as a business we aim to keep it non-personal and from the collective voice of Back to Eden Bakery. Well, today I am breaking protocol a bit and addressing you from my own perspective, as one of the co-owners of this outfit with a personal request to share. If you only come to this page or joined our newsletter to hear about our latest tantalizing treat I apologize in advance for any presumption on my part that you want to hear from me personally. I do know that one thing that draws all of you together onto the same “friends” list is your compassionate spirit and that is what I hope to appeal to in writing this post.

With that preface now out of the way I am going to do my best to keep this brief so you can really focus your attention to the matter at hand. One year ago today I lost my younger brother rather unexpectedly and needless to say it has been quite a journey learning to fully live again while holding onto that much grief. If I can say anything about healing from that kind of loss is that there is no better medicine than doing something to alleviate the suffering of others. So on the 1 year anniversary of the hardest moment my own family has ever suffered I would like to bring your attention to an opportunity to help out another family in desperate need of our support.

On April 25, 2015 Nepal was rattled by a devastating earthquake that has left many people homeless and without aid or relief. One of the families whose home was was destroyed happens to be very dear to our own family whom our stepmother first developed a profound connection with many years ago. She has organized a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild homes in rural Nepal and this Mother’s Day she dedicated the campaign in my brother Joey’s honor. Would you please be so kind to read her story and consider making any kind of donation to help her reach her goal? I can assure you that every bit will go to this Nepali family directly. And if you prefer to show your support in another way Tuesday, May 12th we will be donating 25% of our total sales from our Alberta St. storefront and our Division St. food cart to help this GoFundMe campaign really succeed. From our family to yours we thank you for your generous spirit and continued support!

With warmest regards and an open heart,

John Blomgren
Co-Owner and General Manager
Back to Eden Bakery