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Family targeted by arson

$10,102 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 143 people in 8 months
Created May 30, 2017
On Tuesday, May 23, at approximately 3:30 am, emergency responders in Mathis, Texas were called to a large fire at Boo Boo's Drive Thru, a Muslim-owned convenience store.  The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) has set up this GoFundMe account to assist Mumtaz Chaudary, owner of Boo Boo's, and his family, as they get back on their feet.


Video of the damage can be seen here.


Police in Mathis have confirmed to CAIR that this alleged arson attack may have been bias-motivated.  

The store owner says he had previously reported threats to burn the business, including alleged statements such as, "You are Muslim, we are going to burn your store."

CAIR has called on local, state and federal authorities to investigate the incident as a hate crime.  The organization recently released a report demonstrating a tremendous spike in anti-Muslim bias incidents.  (Read the report here:  http://www.islamophobia.org/images/2017CivilRightsReport/2017-Empowerment-of-Fear-Final.pdf).

Mr. Chaudary's business lacked sufficient insurance, and because of the severe fire damage he currently has no means of income.  We are hoping to raise $10,000 to help him with living expenses until the store is re-built.
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Through the grace of God we have exceeded our goal of $10,000 to assist Br. Mumtaz and his family. Thank you all for your continuing generosity and statements of support. We continue to accept donations, so please don't hesitate to keep spreading the word.
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We have almost reached our goal of $10,000 to help this family get back on their feet. They have received incredible support from Muslims and non-Muslims who have shared messages of love and prayer. Please spread the word. They appreciate it more than they can say.
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Our campaign for the owners of the destroyed Mathis, TX convenience store is going strong: we raised over 10% of the goal in the first 12 hours. Keep it going strong and spread the word!
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$10,102 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 143 people in 8 months
Created May 30, 2017
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