|Image courtesy of Melissa Skorpil of Skorpil Photography|
Austin Bakes for West, Texas cooked up donations of over $18,000 and counting from the sale of cookies, pastries and other goodies on Saturday, May 4 at various locations around town.
Thanks to the organizers, bakers, candy-makers, volunteers, sponsors, host sites and everyone else who helped to make this a sweet surprise for residents affected by the explosion of a fertilizer plant, the town's largest employer.
Funds are being distributed through AmeriCares, a top-rated non-profit that supports diverse agencies working on the ground in West. If you missed the sale in person and you would still like to contribute, you may do so securely online.