My name is “Queen” K. Barnes-Greene, I am or was the owner of “Queen's Royal Touch Massasge, Barber & Beauty” on 1451 Chambers Road at the corner of West Florissant.
My two small businesses were burned in the riots. The windows were kicked in, the roof was damaged, the ceiling has fallen, electrical wires are burned and there is smoke and water damage everywhere. Everything was damaged or destroyed in a matter of seconds.
I started my businesses after I left teaching in 2012 and used my retirement to open up this business. I wanted to show my family that having your own business was attainable. It took a lot of hard work, sweat and tears.
It's been truly a struggle and I had to make a lot of sacrifices but it was all worth it. This tragedy has broken my heart, to watch all the sacrifices go up in smoke brought tears to my eyes.
I am trying to not be angry or sad but to forgive, stay positive, and trust God in the midst of it all no matter what it looks like or how others actions have effected us.
I do want to thank everyone for all the support on Twitter, Facebook, and in the media, it has truly touched my heart.
Any small amount you might consider donating would be very appreciated by me and my children as well as my team.
Mrs. "Queen" K. Barnes-Greene