It’s been more than a week since the St. Louis County prosecutor released the decision by a grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. The verdict prompted riots throughout Ferguson, Mo., and protests across the country.

Residents and other individuals expressed their displeasure with the decision by burning and looting local businesses, many of which are minority-owned. The owners had no role in the decision process and yet they have paid a very high price – losing their businesses, livelihoods and years of hard work. A final price on the damage has yet to be determined, but most are beginning the restoration process, anxious to reopen their doors.

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