Nearly every area of our beloved city was in the pathway of last night’s destruction.
The people who caused this widespread damage were after anarchy and not justice. They were out there for themselves, hellbent on causing damage and destruction.
We need to come together and show that we are one St. Louis.
As one St. Louis, we are collecting funds to help small businesses that were damaged during the destruction of the events of June 1. Not only were these businesses already struggling from the Coronavirus pandemic, but now they are cleaning up from last night's events.
Please contribute any amount to help Restore St. Louis.
Lewis E Reed began his public service career working for the City of St. Louis as the 6th Ward Alderman. He was then elected President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen in 2007. He is the second highest ranking official in the City of St. Louis and first African American in history to be elected to this position. As President of The Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed has spent over two decades serving the people of St. Louis as an elected official. Active in civic and charitable involvement he serves as the head of the legislative branch of St. Louis city government.
How will the money be distributed:
-Funds will be distributed to small businesses affected by damage from riots within the City of St. Louis limits on the evening of June 1 and into the early hours of June 2
-A small business is defined as an independently owned and operated business in the City of St. Louis with a valid business license, with 50 employees or fewer and with average annual receipts under $7.5 million.
-In order to receive funding, businesses must submit a brief report of the damage that occurred to their business on that evening.
Reports can be emailed to email@example.com
-Each incident will go through a two-step verification process.
-Funds will be evenly distributed among the total number of businesses that indicate need for the funds
-GoFundMe account will close on Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m. CT
-Funds will be distributed no later than Friday, June 19 through a local federally recognized charitable organization that will act as the fiscal agent. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will serve as the fiscal agent to disburse the funds.
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