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Support for Daniel Blagovich and Howdy Bagel

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Thank you for this outpouring of love and support. Please feel free to continue to share and donate, as more funds raised means more time and space for our sweet Daniel and the Howdy team.


Dear Howdy Community,

It is with broken hearts that we share the news of the death of our beloved Jacob Carter. Jake was tragically killed on January 5th in New Orleans while on vacation with his husband Daniel. If you knew Jake, you know he was someone who exuded kindness, warmth, and genuine care to everyone he met. Jake was one of the brightest spots in the lives of everyone he loved. This loss is immeasurable for our community. In an effort to support Daniel and the whole Howdy crew, we are asking that you consider supporting Howdy in two ways. First, take care of one another. Showing up with care for one another as we grieve is a way we can honor the love that Jacob put into this world. In this difficult time, we ask that you do not reach out to Daniel or the family but find comfort with one another. If you need someone to talk to, please reach out to the Crisis Connections hotline at 866/427/4747. If you feel the need to reach out with a message via the Howdy Bagel instagram, know that we will hold your messages with gratitude but do not have the capacity to respond. Second, to give Daniel space to grieve without having to worry about the logistics of running a business, we ask that you consider donating to help cover some of the shop costs and employee wages in this difficult season. The link is in the bio. The shop will be closed temporarily as we all navigate this time of grief. Daniel and Jacob have been continually blown away and grateful for the ways that this community has rallied together to support Howdy Bagel. We know that in this difficult season, you will all continue to show up with love and support.

This fundraiser will go to cover the cost of shop rent and other operating expenses, as well as employee wages. Thank you so much for your support and generosity.


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Fundraising team (2)

Stevi Hamill
Tacoma, WA
Daniel Blagovich
Scout McLaughlin
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