Richmond, Virginia, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Third District, Phi Delta, Chapter assisted with the cleanup of Waller & Company Jewelers. An African-American business that has been in Richmond since 1900, a 120 years ago. This local jewelry store for 120 years has been serving Richmond and the surrounding area. The Waller & Company Jewelers, this time was served by the Phi Delta Brothers as well as other members of the NPHC in the Richmond Community. Many businesses sustained damage during some of the Protests, including The Waller & Company Jewelry store. When word of the damage got out and effort was put together with the NPHC of Richmond and they came out to show unity and support.

Protests and riots were running rampant across the country following the murder of George Floyd, as well as other injustices around the nation. This service really uplifted the owners and surrounding community as it saw various groups come together under a single cause. The members of Phi Delta arrived at 12pm and assisted in cleaning up until it was concluded at 3pm. Phi Delta helped by cleaning up the broken windows, shelves, and merchandise. This act by the Richmond community was a demonstration of unity.

Phi Delta Social Action Chairman Bro. Carrington Hill met with some of the owners. The owner’s niece guarded the shop until 12:30 a.m. early Sunday, but once she left people broke in and stole things, according to the family. Mr. Richard Walker Jr., the store owner, choked back tears and said he was touched by the show of support. ‘From the bottom of my heart, I love you. Thank you, everybody.’

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