Alpine residents Andrea and her two young children wanted to donate money made from a children’s weekend bake sale to survivors of the July 6 West Fire in East Alpine.
Andrea said daughter Shelby, 6, and son R.J., 4 1/2, with about six other children and mommies held the three-hour bake sale on July 14 outside Chic Boutique, 2175 Arnold Way.
“We had such a good response from the community,” Andrea said.
Standing as tall as he could, R.J. carefully handed over a white envelope with the rainbow-colored “Alpine Kind” written on it. Inside were the proceeds from sales of delicious chocolate-covered pretzels, cookies and brownies.
The total donation for distribution through the nonprofit Alpine Community Foundation was $205 in bills and four pennies.
“It was a positive distraction for us because my husband just deployed eight days ago,” Andrea said about the helpful effort. “It’s good for us and we all love Alpine!”