Better Family Life picks up the pieces after Sunday protests - KMOV.com

Better Family Life picks up the pieces after Sunday protests

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With windows smashed and food stolen it is hard to miss the damage inflicted. With windows smashed and food stolen it is hard to miss the damage inflicted.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOV.com) – Protests in Ferguson have left small business owners picking up the pieces once again and Better Family Life’s neighborhood Resource Center was one of the latest business’ affected.

“People are still raw. They have a lot of emotions,” Vice President of Youth and Family Services, Miranda Jones said.

With windows smashed and food stolen it is hard to miss the damage inflicted. Jones had learned of the damage while watching the chaos unfold on T.V. Sunday night.

The Resource Center opened just days after the events of Mike Brown’s death and it has attempted to help the community by providing things like food to people in need. After moving locations Jones says they contemplated the possibility of the store being burglarized.

"We just had the faith that whatever happened we were just going to be back the next day and do the business that we are doing," Jones said.   

Several electronics were also stolen including a big screen T.V. and a few computers people had used to search for jobs.

"The people that we helped were not probably the ones that actually did the damage to the center. So we just know that we here to serve those people that need to be helped so we're not going anywhere," Jones said.

Ferguson police are currently investigating the theft and working to determine whether these store were in fact looted or burglarized.

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