Rebuild Queen's Royal Touch
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
We have been focusing on family as you can see and we have a new bundle of joy. Her name is Layla and she was born July 25th. We are excited and are truly blessed to have a healthy family.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We are looking forward to getting back to work soon and taking care of our customers. Thanks again to everyone who has sent donations, prayers, cards and kind words of encouragement. We are forever grateful!!!
Didn't your insurance coverage Vandalism? I hope you have it in your present coverage. I know it costs more but when you actually figure it out, you'll see you would have been ahead paying a little bit more each month than having this big expense all at once. Or, at least put some money aside every month for this kind of contingency. I hope your life is on track now.
I'm ecstatic that you are close to opening again!! Praise God for His faithfulness and yours, too. I'm excited to see the pictures of your sweet baby Layla! What a honey and isn't it fabulous that she is not only a daughter of a queen but a daughter of a warrior for you have fought hard to get where you are. And to top it all off, she is a daughter of a king--king Jesus! Bless you and your family as you continue on this journey covered with prayer.
You are not forgotten! We think of you every single day. I hope you get a new location approved soon so that you can start DOING. There is nothing worse than inaction to get you down. You can do this!
we have not forgotten ya'll! Still in our prayers for your rebuild xoxo
prayers from North Carolina. Hope your business are soon up and running!
You are supported by many with thoughts and prayers. We haven't forgotten there is still much to do. Blessings from Kansas
I hope your business triples in your new shop. No one deserves to have done to them what was done to you, and many others in Ferguson. Ohio is praying for you.
So glad you are continuing to work through this. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
God will see you and your family through this. I will keep you in my prayers.
You will make it through this rough time. Sending you my very best wishes.
Keep the faith. Things will work out for you.
So happy to see God's work in your life!
Yay! Over $10,000!! I love to see God in action!
God bless you. This is what we can do for Michael. Never, never, never, never, never, never give up.
God bless you. People care and we are cheering you and your family on right now. May He continue to show His love for you on both great and small ways.
That's wonderful news! So happy to hear this. :)
You will make it! :)
Hang in there. Your attitude of gratitude will bring you through.
It's the least that I can do!
Happy to help you !! 7K Woo Hoo !!! Put your feet up expectant mommy !