The sunlight from Bridgett Floyd’s window on the Salvation Army shined on the green, red, and yellow boxes.
She was joking. She chatted with volunteers. She evoked the memory of her brother George Floyd, who was accused of killing a few miles south of the court on Thursday.
“This has made me ignore what is happening [in the courtroom,] I need a little bit,” Bridgett Floyd said. “I need a little bit. This is a difficult week. We will pass it. We will fix it. “
After Floyd traveled from her home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, after seeking justice for her brother, Floyd relaxed the morning to watch the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Instead, she used it to distribute food on the Salvation Army food rack on E. Lake Street.
George Floyd knows this kind of service very well: he is the security guard of the Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in the urban area. Of people provide voluntary services.
Jacari Harris, who accompanied Bridgett Floyd to the Salvation Army, said: “During the trial, they will put George Floyd to shame. “But we want the world to remember and know that George Floyd is active in the community. He is voluntary. He shows up. He will take off his shirt.”
Bridgett Floyd established the George Floyd Memorial Foundation in September last year to inherit his brother’s legacy and promote social justice. The organization donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army’s Harbor Lighthouse Center last year and hired Harris as its executive director. The presidents Bridgett Floyd and Harris hope to participate in more community events during the trial to try to fulfill what they think George Floyd is still alive Something that will still be done.
Bridgett Floyd said: “This is really an exciting roller coaster.” “I am standing here for my brother. Let everyone know that he is not the one the officials let him be… He has a family. He has a little girl and he stays behind. Then he leaves behind those who really care about him. The community is his heart.”