Texas Mosque Burns Down, Donations Exceed 500K in Just 24 Hours

Texas Mosque Burns Down, Donations Exceed 500K in Just 24 Hours

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Regular attendees of this Texas mosque were grieving for only a short period of time before their faith in humanity was restored.

After the Islamic Center of Victoria burned down Saturday morning, the building’s heartbroken representatives created a GoFundMe campaign to rebuild the establishment. They were shocked to discover that within just 24 hours, the page had raised $500,000 of their $850,000 goal. Another day later, and they surpassed their goal.

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In addition to the financial contributions, several commenters said that even though they didn’t have money to donate, they would be happy to volunteer their carpentry and construction skills.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, however the Victoria police and fire departments are currently investigating the incident alongside the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

“Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the tremendous support we’ve received. The outpouring of love, kind words, hugs, helping hands and the financial contributions are examples of the true American Spirit,” wrote Shahid Hashmi, president of the Islamic Center. “We’re so very much thankful and appreciative of everyone’s thoughtfulness.

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