|A volunteer folds #HealSTL shirts. The org is selling them for a $9 donation.|
Heal STL has grown from a hashtag to a headquarters where community leaders, volunteers and would-be volunteers gather, organize, sell T-shirts and prepare for the change many hope is coming to Ferguson. French paid a six-month lease for the storefront at 9171 West Florissant Avenue and plans to re-up another six months when that runs out.
“It’s an early thing for us to get our legs up under us…learn the streets here, learn the people,” French says. “We’ve just got to get organized, that’s what this is about right now. This is a place to share.”
Technically, Heal STL isn’t even “open” yet, but that doesn’t stop the volunteers (and rap legend MC Hammer) from showing up to help.
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