It was another busy end to our week, and the start of this one. 

We completed our eighth minority-owned small business on E. Lake, Minneapolis. A dress shop featuring Quinceanera and other children’s formal attire. On the night of the riots, the business owner and her daughter stood their ground trying to protect their store.  Unfortunately, Mercado Central, where her shop is located, experienced extensive damage. We spent four days repairing the damage and painting the walls. She is able to return to business tomorrow with a bright new space. She is incredibly grateful to NECHAMA and the amazing Mennonite volunteers. 

In addition to small business repair, we have continued to maintain the shower trailer at the Minneapolis sanctuary and hygiene item collection. 

We request your donations today so that we have the means to continue responding to the needs in the Twin Cities, and have the ability to respond to future weather events.