Meet Aaron Biber, 89, His Barbershop Looted by Rioters
A London barber whose shop was ransacked by looters has re-opened after an Internet campaign raised more than £25,000 to help him back on his feet.
Aaron Biber, 89, has for more than 40 years run his barber shop in the north London district of Tottenham, the first to be hit by the riots that gripped the city this week.
Mr. Conradi said he had spoken to Mr. Biber, who lost his wife last year, and said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the generosity. Should Mr. Biber not need all the money, Mr. Conradi said they will discuss with him how to use the fund to help the Tottenham community.
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Aaron has more than enough to get himself back up and running and has been completely overwhelmed by your response. After fixing up his barbershop, we will be working with the council, Aaron and his nephew Eddie, to distribute the rest of the fund to make sure it goes to help the other businesses and residents around Aaron’s shop. There’s lots to do. We will be recording the progress we make on his shop and the other people that benefit from your money. Keep checking back with us on this blog for these updates.
This project has proved that social media can be a powerful force for good. It’s been the most heartening experience to be involved with all of you.
On behalf of Aaron and everyone involved, thank you so much for everything.