Philly Community Helps Black Business Owner Get Back On Her Feet After Store Is Destroyed By Looters
"We as Black people really need to reunite and come together. Destroying and tearing down our own people is not the answer," said Jameelah Scurry, a boutique owner in Philadelphia.
October 29, 2020 at 6:58 pm
A Philadelphia boutique owner was devastated after her store was destroyed by looters, according to ABC-6. The city's unrest and protests after the shooting death of Walter Wallace, Jr. lead to the destruction of Jameelah Scurry's atelier, La'vanter Boutique. However, community members refused to stand by and watch the young woman's dream go up in flames.
The Peirce College graduate launched a GoFundMe fundraiser on Oct. 27. She wrote about her struggles as a young entrepreneur and is seeking $15,000 to help cover the cost of restoring her storefront to its original condition.