In Rochester, New York, Jesse Barksdale, owner of JRibs, a corner store offering a variety of products and services, including UHaul rentals, was set ablaze during riots Sunday night.

JRibs posted to Facebook:

Good afternoon Rochester,
Last night our business fell victim to violence spurred by misdirected anger. I wanted to make this post to share Jribs on state st. is a Native Rochester owned business. We certainly are not the enemy in this scenario and are deeply saddened by the violence that occurred last night. In these trying times we as Rochestarians need to COME TOGETHER for our city and build eachother up, not destroy one another regardless of dividing factors. We hope you all can help us spread peace, love, and positivity going foreward.

I have had several people reach out about what they can do to help, or where they can send donations I have attached my Venmo account. We are in no way requesting donations but it is there for those who would like. The best thing you can do to help would be to come by the shop, chat with us and meet us, and help us grow our business by being a patron! Remember our shop is highly versatile, in addition to selling food we are also a convenience store AND a Uhaul rental/pick up destination. Thank you to those who support us, as we support you back!



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