Group Raising Funds to Repair Windows of Small Businesses in East Bay
ENDING RACISM IS A LOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COUPLE WINDOWS, but a group of us wants to make sure that local, small, and cooperative businesses receive the community financial support they need so the window breaking doesn't cause them undue hardship.
Last night, as people in the Eat Bay rose up in protest of the executions of people of color by police, many windows were smashed. Most of those windows belonged to big corproate banks and franchises. But in the fray, a couple small businesses had their windows crunched.
These locally-owned businesses included:
Missing Link Bike Co-op on Shattuck, est $1200 in damage (worker-owned)
Eastern Hardware on Shattuck, est $2000 in damage (owned by people of color)
Sahara Moroccan Home Defour on Ashby, est $2400 in damage (owned by people of color)
A group of us is preparing to raise funds to cover the cost of replacing these local business' windows.
ENDING RACISM IS A LOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COUPLE WINDOWS, but we want to make sure that local, small, and cooperative businesses receive the community financial support they need so the window breaking doesn't cause them undue hardship.
Based on our conversations today, the owners of these businesses are still waiting for quotes from their insurance companies (and/or to learn whether insurance will cover the damage). Once we know the numbers, we will start a kickstarter campaign to make sure the cost of the damages are covered.
If you are interested in supporting this campaign, please see the page at:
Let's keep it up & end racism and police abuse!
And let's also keep our communities local and awesome!
If you know of any other small business owners who experienced property damage, please contact the organizers by going to the webpage at: