Muslim Americans raised over $120,000 for affected Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Maile Kamaile-Isabel, Reporter

Muslim Americans raised over $120,000 for those affected by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. October 27, 2018 mass shooting affected so many friends and families in Pittsburgh with at least 11 killed. One of the organizers of the campaign CelebrateMercy told NBC News that the money raised will serve the families and help with medical bills, funeral expenses and other short-term needs for the victims.

Tarek El-Messidi, who is the groups’ founding director, says, “We’re really hoping to help the community that’s suffering. We’re hoping to inspire more interfaith collaboration and peace.”

The campaign had originally tried to raise $25,000. That goal had been exceeded within the first six hours. They will continue to take donations until November 7th, 2018.

This hasn’t been the first time they have fund raised for important things either. Last year CelebrateMercy raised over $160,000 to help fix vandalism at a Jewish cemetery close to St. Louis, Missouri.