Burglarized Bangor business gets cash mobbed

7:01 PM, Jul 5, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bangor business burglarized last week got mobbed on Thursday -- cash mobbed.

More than 80 people RSVP'ed to the pre-planned shopping spree at Sweetest Thing Weddings Floral Design and Events on Columbia Street.

Cash mobs are designed to help struggling small business owners by asking cash mob participants to spend at least $20 in the store on a specific day.

The cash mob was organized to help business owners Amber Small and Kathryn Ravenscraft bounce back after burglars stole $4 thousand in cash and thousands more in technology.

Thursday's cash mob brought in support from Bangor residents, fellow downtown business owners, even friends from across the country.

"It's hard anytime I see bad news about Bangor, but this one just hit so close to home," said Cash Mob organizer Audrey Slade, who moved from Bangor to Washington State one year ago.

Slade has been organizing cash mobs on the West Coast, and decided to bring one to Bangor to help her friends.

"One act of diskindess and anger and meanness has been overflowed with love," said Sweetest Thing Co-Owner Amber Small.

Friends have set up a website to collect donations for the store.


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