Support Fund For Dad's Business Looted and Burned

Hi everyone,

I'm making this gofundme because my dad's beauty supply store Uptown Beauty, located in Kenosha, WI, was looted on Sunday night after the terrible shooting of Jacob Blake and then burned down today. Unfortunately, my dad won't be able to rebuild or reopen it and I am gutted.

My parents immigrated from South Korea in the eighties and my dad has had this store for 25 years. He's worked so hard to build it up - working on holidays, day in and day out, getting to know his customers and them calling him "Lee". He loved and cared for that store and I'm honestly so devastated, I know my parents must be, too.

Everyone is safe, which is the most important and we are so grateful. But my heart is still breaking. That store was a symbol of hard work and perseverance, my parents' love and strength, and it has been a part of our lives for so long. We have so many memories there and I honestly really can't believe it's gone. It feels surreal and we're not sure what the future will bring. 

My family and I are going to do to everything we can to support each other, but any bit of help would be greatly appreciated so that my parents are able to pick back up after this heartbreaking loss. Insurance will not cover all the damage and losses, so anything given here will be given to my parents. They are the strongest people I know, and I know they will get through this like the badasses they are. I'm so proud of my dad for everything he accomplished with that store. Uptown Beauty was a staple in the neighborhood and I know it will be missed.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and in advance for those who donate. Please share this post if you feel so inclined. I know this is a hard time for so many people, so I truly appreciate the support. My parents and I are continuing to stay positive. Jacob Blake was a customer at my dad’s store and our hearts go out to him and his family.

- Alice Lee for her parents Yang Soon and Dong Won Lee

Photos of Uptown Beauty before:

After looting:



Alice Lee
Kenosha, WI

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