On On Chop Suey, Ferguson MO

A lot of people have asked me to make an account for this. But I have really struggled to do it. I talked to my parents and they didn't really want to ask for money, they found temporary jobs at a friend's resturant and are able to sustain. I don't have a specific donation goal in mind, but all the other campaigns seems to set it at 20k. I'm not expecting to get that much, but maybe just a little bit would be cool, I'm just imagining giving them a call one day and tell them we raised some money for us and make their day (just imaginining that made me really want to do this). Secondly, I really want people to understand what riots do to people and we should prevent things like this from happening again. So I'd appreciate it if you watch the video. I am not against protesting, but when it involves destroying people's bussiness, properties, and lives, it turns a protest for acknowledgement to an act of revenge. I don't think it really helps their cause, but that's just my opinion.

For those who didn't watch the video. My parents has ran a resturant business at Ferguson for 5 years.  I'm out of state right now, but I got a phone call from my parents during the riot, and they told me they burned down the plaza. They told me the ceiling is destroyed, the glass windows and the door in the front is destroyed. The ceiling won't be fixed for a few months so we won't be able to open for at least a while. We don't own the plaza, the owner has not been responding to us, so we are not sure if we would be able to open it back there again and if business will recover. But when we started the bussiness, we didn't have a lot of customers and made very little money.  My parents started to open on Sundays, and even most holidays like Thanksgiving and July 4th, After years of hardwork, the business has started to go well.  My father has been so happy to tell me about it everytime I call him.  

After the riots, a lot of customers came to the resturant to ask how my parents were doing. After I posted my video on facebook, a lot of my friends msg me to offer help.  And especially to Russell and his family, he was our neighbor when we lived in the trailer park.  When he heard about the riots on the news, he came to my parents' resturant and help us board up the place. I like to give a shout out to them, thank you guys so much!

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Ru Zhao 
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Ferguson, MO
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