Makeda’s Cookies in Memphis, where Young Dolph was gunned down, has opened a Go-Fund-Me. Proceeds will be utilized to remain in business.
Makeda’s opened the Go-Fund-Me shortly before Young Dolph was gunned down. He was a regular that was trying to save the business by spreading awareness. He would enter the bakery every day to bring awareness to the Go-Fund-Me. On November 17, Young Dolph was ordering some cookies for his mother there when he was gunned down and killed.
“In the aftermath, the store that was just repaired after burglaries will now have to begin again. Young Dolph was helping them attract more customers by frequently visiting and posting to help increase revenue. Unfortunately, this black owned business is now being forced to repair once more while hurting. They will also be unable to pay their staff or replace their revenue that this main store generates. The staff will also need security as there has been an additional shooting that occurred on the following day steps away their bakery. They will also need grief counseling to process witnessing the murder of someone they considered family. Due to the nature of this tragedy their insurance claim was denied.
Continue the fight for Makeda’s
It would be a shame for Young Dolph’s fight to have been for nothing. At the time of writing, 993 people have donated $33,000. The goal is $150,000. Let us all come together as a community to help this small local business that Young Dolph had believed in.
Written by Justin Acosta