Dear friends, I'm sure you, like me, have been thinking and reflecting on the critical conversations occurring around our country over the last week about racial equality and justice. As a Philly resident since last August, I was also deeply saddened to see, amid peaceful and timely protests against police brutality and the tragic death of George Floyd, that several small businesses in West Philadelphia were damaged. After struggling to survive during COVID closures, these businesses could use a hand making needed repairs as they prepare to re-open. The Enterprise Center is one of a few organizations raising funds for minority-owned Philly small businesses that saw damage over the last week. Please join me in supporting their efforts to assist small business owners who need help making repairs. From The Enterprise Center's website: "The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation is deeply saddened by what has happened on 52nd Street and in other neighborhoods around the city. We understand the frustration regarding police brutality and the death of George Floyd, and we stand with those fighting inequality. We also believe in the power of community to rebuild in difficult times." I'll be running 10 miles this coming Tuesday for this effort, so you can think of any gift as a per-mile sponsorship!
I deeply appreciate your support!
For more info about The Enterprise Center: https://www.theenterprisecenter.com/about
For more info about The Enterprise Center's efforts to help 52nd Street businesses: https://www.theenterprisecenter.com/community/support-52nd-street
Banner photo credit: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY (https://whyy.org/articles/philly-cleans-up-from-looting-as-national-guard-arrives-ahead-of-more-protests/)