One actress decided to do some genuine good to help those who have suffered from the riots.
The co-owner of The Valentine Deli Corp had recorded a now viral video showing the aftermath of the destruction done to her business. Her company had been crushed as a result of the riots and looting that took place in the Bronx borough of New York City.
In the video, the co-owner Lucy Hosley slammed the looters: “The problem that bothers me: you said black lives matter. I worked here part-time. Plus, I’m a part-owner of this store. You said black lives matter. Why don’t you choke me? I’m black! Look what you did to my store!” She said later: “Tell me black lives matter. You lied!”
Actress and comedian Nicole Arbour saw Hosley’s story and decided to do something about it.
Arbour started a GoFundMe page to help assist the deli co-owner in rebuilding her business. Arbour said in a video-chat to the deli co-owner updating her on her efforts (posted on Twitter) that the original funding goal was $30,000 to help pay for the repairs. The GoFundMe account has currently reached more than $93,000.
Watch the heartwarming video below of Arbour informing the deli co-owner of the GoFundMe campaign’s ongoing success!
Arbour sent out a tweet thanking donors for their support, saying “UPDATE: WE SAVED Valentine Deli in the Bronx!!!”