Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bakers, Start Your Ovens to Benefit West, Texas

Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens! The same caring Austin crew who baked their hearts out in 2011 to benefit Japan and Bastrop, Texas are organizing once again to bake for West, Texas, the village of 2,000 people that was engulfed in disaster after a factory caught fire and exploded on April 17.  

After raising over $11,000 for Japan tsunami survivors and nearly $13,000 for survivors of Bastrop,
Texas wildfires in 2011, the group will bake up a storm to aid the community of West, Texas, where a fire and explosion has so far claimed the lives at least 14 people and injured more than 200 residents.
Austin Bakes for West is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th. The bake sale is modeled after Austin Bakes for Bastrop and Austin Bakes for Japan. Proceeds from the sale of cakes, pies, cookies, candy and other baked goods will go to AmeriCares‘ relief efforts in West, Texas. Everyone is invited to participate however you are able.
For complete details on the bake sale and to keep up to date on locations and logistics, volunteers and promoters can link to the group's online giving page here, or to You can also find Austin Bakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #AustinBakes.

Kathryn Hutchinson, Austin Gastronimist

Austin Bakes is organized by Kathryn Hutchison, a well-known foodie, writer and photographer, with plenty of assistance from other big-hearted Austinites. For more details or to help, email Austin Bakes.

To help West, Texas in advance of the sale, you can make a gift to AmeriCares relief efforts via Austin Bakes secure online giving page. You can also schedule an appointment to give blood at the Blood Center of Central Texas.

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  1. Thank you so much for you kind words, and for helping to spread the news about the bake sale :)

  2. You're very welcome. Anything else I can do to help?