911 Beauty Salon Targeted by Looters. Please Help

Our adopted Ferguson business, the 911 Beauty Salon, appears to have been a target of looters tonight according to KTVI 2. [olympus_cta button_text="Donate Now" button_color="red" button_url="https://www.gofundme.com/911hairsalonferg"]Don't Let the Looters Win! Save 911[/olympus_cta]

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Dellena Jones's business was already struggling. She didn't need this.

Let's prove that we believe in free enterprise entrepreneurship. That we can help our neighbors.

You can donate to help Dellena on this GoFundMe project

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Thank you. God bless Ferguson.

 

It's a Beautiful Spring Day, And Dellena Struggles to Stay In Business

We met Dellena Jones during our first Ferguson BUYcott in August. Since then, St. Louis Tea Partier, Dottie Bailey, has made it her mission to help Dellena's business survive and flourish. https://youtu.be/r-ye3nSe2Vk

Dellena's business has fallen 60 percent since the first riots. She's repaired the damage to her salon, but business is slow.

Despite all her challenges, Dellena still found the time and energy to host Center for Self-Governance training in her shop on a Saturday, foregoing that day's revenue to learn about freedom and responsibility.

This GoFundMe project won't clean up the debris around her shop, but it will help her survive until the area gets cleaned up.

We have a goal of raising $20,000 for Dellena, but we need your help.

Here's what you can do today.

Pledge $1 for every goal the Blues score in their playoff series with Minnesota.

Pledge $10 for every Blues win.

Pledge $2 for every Cardinal run scored in the next week.

Post this link to Facebook and Twitter. http://www.gofundme.com/911hairsalonferg

Visit the 911 Hair Salon on W. Florissant in Ferguson -- and buy something.

Donate what you can today.

The flip-side of Liberty is Responsibility, and we all need a mission in life that's bigger than ourselves. Just $1 for Dellena Jones will let you say, "I did something."

If you believe in small business, in recovery, and in free enterprise, why not help this woman keep her dream of independence through hard work alive?

The Worst of Humanity and the Absence of Leadership in Ferguson

I should be in bed. But I can't take my eyes off the images of Ferguson burning to the ground. A liberal friend on Twitter admonished me not to be political. Maybe he's right.

But I'm pretty sure Dellena's 911 Beauty Salon burned in Ferguson tonight. It seems everything else has, too. The airport is closed. St. Louis's image may be taking a fatal blow. The region might go the way of Gary, Indiana.

And the governor is absent. The National Guard is nowhere to be seen.

Mandy Murphy on KTVI Fox 2 has reported numerous times the governor promised Ferguson officials and businesses that the National Guard would be there to protect their lives and property.

At least eight buldings are burning to the ground. Bakeries. Restaurants. Parts stores. I shopped in most of them this summer and fall during BUYcotts.

People are watching their humble livelihoods burn.

The fire departments are standing by. They want to fight the fires, but they can't. They can't because the police presence is insufficient to suppress sniper fire from the human feces that use tragedy to unleash evil on good people.

Meanwhile, the governor is absent. He's chasing that buck that he refused to stop in a disastrous interview that exposed his feebleness.

And, doesn't the Attorney General have a role in all this? I haven't heard his name.

I don't know how we remove a governor in Missouri, but it's damn time to get that ball rolling.

God bless the people of Ferguson. And may God unleash swift and fearful justice to the bastards responsible for this.

UPDATE: The Governor is not taking calls from Ferguson Mayor as he pleads for National Guard support. He cannot get through to any of our Congressional delegation.  Care to explain Claire McCaskill? Roy Blunt? Ann Wagner? Lacy Clay? This is the time that leaders lead.

UPDATE:  After hours of pleading and tweeting, Govenor Nixon claims he's ordered more National Guard for Ferguson. At this point, one Guardsman would be more. (1:11 am)

Where I'm Kicking Off My Ferguson BUYcott Saturday

At 1:00 PM, I'll be at  911 Beauty Salon: 9193 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136, Cross Streets: Between Ferguson Ave and Canfield Dr. Let us know your story here. Upload photos, reciepts, and stories. People love stories. You are welcome to join me there at 1:00, or shop and dine on your own.

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This Ferguson BUYcott is getting massive national attention. Big thanks to everyone who took part last week and who's joining in this week.

IN the past three days, I've seen four different people tear up when I told them what we did.

When Jack Buck died, I heard a dozen people say about him, "he did great acts of kindness for people who couldn't do a thing for him." That life lesson from one of my heroes stuck with me. But I never really knew how to live it. I was under the delusion that helping people who can't help you only works for famous people. Just about everybody can do less for the famous than the famous can do for them.

But this Ferguson BUYcott showed me how I CAN help people who probably can't return the favor anytime soon.

When you shop or dine in Ferguson, you're helping the entire community. But what feels good is helping the person right in front of you.

1:00 Saturday at 9193 W. Florissant Ave. That's where I'll be. Hope to see you there.

Please shop in groups of 6 or fewer. Don't be afraid to say you're with St. Louis Tea Party and you're there to shop. Don't buy the last of an item, because someone in the neighborhood might need it.

And smile. A smile can save a life.

Ferguson Shopping Ideas

Here are some businesses people should frequent:

Eat at Sweetie Pies on W. Florrisant, or head to Paul’s Market on Elizabeth, Drive down N./S. Florrisant for Shop-n-Save, Chinese Food, local eats, bakeries, dollar tree, etc.  Ferguson also extends to New Halls Ferry and 270, where there is a Home Depot, another Shop-n-Save, Party store, UPS store, and more. http://livewellferguson.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FergusonMap5-1.jpg

Also, there is Ferguson Bike shop, The Whistle Stop,  and Sportsprint (where you might find an I heart Ferguson shirt).

So, besides the hard hit area I know you are planning on going to, there are other stores

http://www.sportsprint.com/contact.html http://www.paulsmarketdeli.com/ (awesome meat/butcher shop and deli, with a mini store) http://fergusonbicycleshop.com/wp/ https://www.facebook.com/CathysKitchenrestaurant https://www.facebook.com/theflavorofmexico (El Palenque) http://www.whistlestopdepot.com/index.html (Frozen Custard and food) http://www.marleysferguson.com/ (bar and grill – cheap and good) http://www.corkwinebarstl.com/ (upscale eating, great wine menu) http://www.fergusonbrewing.com/ (local brew and good menu) http://www.cose-dolci.com highly rated Bakery https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faraci-Pizza-North/125001694200111?sk=info http://vincenzosstl.com/ http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/28/322130/restaurant/St-Louis/Spencers-Bakery-Ferguson http://www.andywurm.com/location.aspx (tire and wheel – not the looted rim store) http://www.yelp.com/biz/drakes-place-ferguson http://www.yelp.com/biz/sweetie-pies-saint-louis

And don’t forget! Every Saturday Morning 8 am-noon – through October: http://fergusonfarmersmarket.com/

BUYCOTT FERGUSON!