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More than $2.5 million donated in 24 hours to help New Zealand mosque massacre victims

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A massive charity has poured in to help the victims of christchurch mosque massacre. More than $2.5 million in donations has poured in, in 24 hours.

nzherald.co.nz reproted that the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups set up a crowdfunding page just before midnight last night – less than 11 hours after the shootings at two mosques in the city.

“More than $1.6m has been donated to the Givealittle cause.A separate appeal on LaunchGood has more than $1.1m raised so far,” the report said.

The LaunchGood appeal is headed “Standing with victims and their families – United for Christchurch – New Zealand mosque shootings”.

“Let us take this opportunity to show our solidarity with the victims and encourage love, tolerance, and unity,” the appeal page says.

“All funds raised are going to be distributed to the families by NZIIC – New Zealand Islamic Information Centre.

“All proceeds will help with the immediate, short-term needs of the grieving families. No amount of money will bring back their loved ones, but we do hope to lessen their burden in some way.”

The Givealittle appeal states that it is the official Victim Support fundraising page for victims of the Canterbury shootings.

 

The report originally appeared in nzherald.co.nz

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