Where I’m Kicking Off My Ferguson BUYcott Saturday
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At 1:00 PM, I’ll be at  911 Beauty Salon: 9193 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136, Cross Streets: Between Ferguson Ave and Canfield Dr. Let us know your story here. Upload photos, reciepts, and stories. People love stories.

You are welcome to join me there at 1:00, or shop and dine on your own.

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This Ferguson BUYcott is getting massive national attention. Big thanks to everyone who took part last week and who’s joining in this week.

IN the past three days, I’ve seen four different people tear up when I told them what we did.

When Jack Buck died, I heard a dozen people say about him, “he did great acts of kindness for people who couldn’t do a thing for him.” That life lesson from one of my heroes stuck with me. But I never really knew how to live it. I was under the delusion that helping people who can’t help you only works for famous people. Just about everybody can do less for the famous than the famous can do for them.

But this Ferguson BUYcott showed me how I CAN help people who probably can’t return the favor anytime soon.

When you shop or dine in Ferguson, you’re helping the entire community. But what feels good is helping the person right in front of you.

1:00 Saturday at 9193 W. Florissant Ave. That’s where I’ll be. Hope to see you there.

Please shop in groups of 6 or fewer. Don’t be afraid to say you’re with St. Louis Tea Party and you’re there to shop. Don’t buy the last of an item, because someone in the neighborhood might need it.

And smile. A smile can save a life.

  • Dennis Barnard

    I was in Ferguson today and went to burgers and more and go a $10 diet coke but I was very glad to pay that amount for it. I then went to 911 salon and told her I would be back. She still had no product in her inventory for me to buy. But both proprietors were happy I came to show my support. It left me feeling so glad I went down there. I drove from Springfield IL to support them and I will be back.

    • wiliamthennessy

      Thank you, Dennis. I know it’s hard to see the bigger picture for some, but you know your actions improved lives. You should be proud of yourself. I’m proud of you.

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