Value Beauty Supply Store Looted & Destroyed by Rioters
June 7, 2020
The GoFundMe page is at the bottom of this article
On May 31, 2020, Value Beauty Supply Store at 2357 E. 75th St., Chicago, IL 60649 was looted and burned to the ground by thugs. Linda Yoon, the store owner’s niece set up a GoFundMe page.
“My uncle and aunt were so excited at the notion of opening up their store after the three-month closure from the Covid-19 pandemic. Up to a week before the looting started, they were at the store stocking up on inventory, ready to get back to work. And the evening when the looting happened, they helplessly witnessed their store being looted, destroyed, and lit on fire from a distance – watching their business, retirement, and part of their souls being burned to the ground.”
“They worked so hard with blood, sweat and tears involved, with my uncle rarely taking a day off from work even on holidays. Their business meant so much to them, as it was their joy, passion, and pride. I have personally never met a more harder working person than my uncle and thereby, it is heart wrenching to see my innocent uncle and aunt as unfortunate victims of losing their business in entirety.”
“My uncle and aunt are in their mid-60s, and are financially unable to start over again nor able to afford to retire. They depended on selling their business as their retirement, but how could they sell their business when their store has been reduced to ashes? Unlike chained businesses, their small business insurance does not cover all stolen goods and damages caused by rioters/looters. All the stolen goods were worth about $450K+ dollars of merchandise, and with the store’s equipment, their business was worth about $550K+.”
Yoon ends with “We humbly ask you for your support, no matter how small, in rebuilding the Shin’s family’s livelihood. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we pray for God’s blessing to all of us during these turbulent times. We stand by George Floyd, his family, and everyone seeking change for the better.”