A disgusting act of terrorism that killed 50 people and put several into ICU in Christchurch last week has left many victims and families unsure of where to turn. Amid all this pain and violence, the most beautiful thing to emerge is how the world has held hands with New Zealand’s Muslim community to help them through this time.
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For everyone outside of New Zealand, there are endless ways to get involved and do your part without having to be there in person. From supporting the families, to donating to the Muslim community of Christchurch, there is no end to the support you can provide.
Here’s how to get involved!
A direct link to a crowdfunder to assist the families and victims on behalf of the Al Manar charitable trust and other various organisations.
A donation page via the Red Cross, assisting in psychological support and medical support.
To provide support and resources for the victims and emergency financial assistance.
From the victims of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting to the victims of the Christchurch Muslim community.
Whilst these are the main fundraisers for the victims and families, there are many other ways to show your support. Even just allowing victims of prejudicial and racist attacks to confide in you at this time can make a world of difference. It is important now more than ever to welcome all cultures and religions with open arms and provide no judgement.
Racism and prejudice must be condemned alongside providing warmth and safety to Muslim communities around the world.
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