Muslims Raise $102,000 to Donate to San Bernardino Families

Muslims Raise $102,000 to Donate to San Bernardino Families

by -
1

American Muslims are donating tens of thousands of dollars to help families of the San Bernardino, California shooting victims.

“We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action,” said Faisal Qazi, who set up the fundraising campaign after the man and woman responsible for the senseless killing of strangers turned out to be Islamist radicals.

WANT HAPPY NEWS DAILY? GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOS

Muslims United for San Bernardino Families” quickly surpassed its goal and has raised more than $102,000 since December 3. It’s now the hottest trending page on Launch Good, a Muslim-focused crowdfunding site.

The immediate goal was to help families with short term expenses including funeral arrangements. Qazi now wants to use the money exceeding the goal to also help with long term costs. There are 22 days left on the campaign.

RELATED:  Muslim Fundraiser for Burned Black Churches Raises $100,000

Money raised will be given to MiNDS (Medical Network Devoted to Service), a Southern California community development center that has set up a Victims Fund for families of the shooting victims.

[UPDATED on December 8 to reflect a jump in donations, up from $58,000 in one day.]

Spread The News, Share This With Your Friends… Republish
Reprint

COMMENTS