GoFundMe Campaign Will Help Vandalized Providence Businesses

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In the early morning hours of June 2, rioters destroyed storefronts by smashing windows and looting merchandise from small businesses in downtown Providence. It didn’t take long, however, for locals to respond by raising money for the businesses that were affected by the event. While some of the small businesses hold no blame against the rioters, they still have lost income from the destruction. A GoFundMe page titled Rebuild Providence was created by Buttonwoods Brewery owner Morgan Clark Snyder Jr. that same day to help support Providence’s small businesses.

“They attacked small businesses that are the pulse of our great city, and we can’t stand idly by,” Snyder wrote. “This fund is meant to help rebuild the city by helping replace windows and keep businesses afloat while they recover from this senseless destruction.”

The funds will help replace windows and keep businesses steady while they recover from the damage. Rebuild Providence is currently reaching out to all the affected business owners and is asking for those who need assistance to reach out. This GoFundMe page has a goal of $5,000 and is almost two-fifths of its way there after being online for only a few days.

How to donate: Follow the link to donate at gofundme.com/f/rebuild-providence.

 

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