Fraternity gives $20,000 to Ferguson business burned to the ground

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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) - Juanita Morris says it’s better than winning the lottery.  The business owner who lost her fashion boutique to Ferguson riots is set to reopen her new store.  She received a big boost from the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Tuesday night. The organization donated $20,000 to help with rebuilding.

“I know there’s a god up there,” said Morris.  “There’s more good in the world than there is evil.”

The local president of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity said his organization made a commitment to help immediately after the November riots.  He said Morris was the ideal candidate for their donation because she owned her business for years and lost everything.

“She should have the right to rebuild and grow,” said Robert T. Jordan, Jr.

He said the fraternity’s work is not over yet.   They will continue to focus on ways to rebuild communities.

Juanita’s Fashions R Boutique is located at 11833 New Halls Ferry Rd.  She plans on opening the new store the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd.