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SRA Fund for Victims of Christchurch Shooting

$8,688 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 282 people in 2 months
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On March 15th, 2019, a white supremacist committed a vile terrorist attack on Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. His attack was inspired by neo-nazi and white nationalist ideology. At time of writing the scale of casualties is unknown.

The Socialist Rifle Association is collecting money from its members and supporters to donate to the victims and their families. As socialists, and as gun owners, we have a duty to help those harmed by gun violence, and to stand in solidarity with the victims of reactionary hate crimes.

The SRA Central Committee plans to approve a contribution from the SRA's general fund of at least $500. In the spirit of mutual aid, we will donate all money received on this platform to a vetted aid organization or fund as soon as possible. We will publish a financial transparency report after the funds have been disbursed. The donation will be given in the name of "The Socialist Rifle Association Community".


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Hi everyone!

Thank you all for your contributions to the families and community of those killed last week. You raised $8688! Or about $8350 after GoFundMe's take.

The SRA has been investigating various options for transferring these funds directly to the mosques affected, but it has been difficult to find a contact point, and sending the money through another fundraising site with its own fees seemed wasteful. We want to make sure as much of the money raised goes to the victims as possible, without excessive transfer or platform fees.

Therefore, we've chosen to give our money to GoFundMe.org, a non-profit charity affiliated with GoFundMe which acts as a sort of bundler for international donations in the wake of natural disasters or tragedies. GoFundMe.org charges no fees and does not profit off of our donations in any way, and they have an efficiency rate of about 96% (meaning that 96% of the money they receive makes it to the intended beneficiaries). Many other US based organizations are donating via GoFundMe.org, including the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was a victim of a similar attack last year.

GoFundMe.org is working directly with the mosques and community organizations in New Zealand to ensure that charitable funds are distributed to people in need. They will provide a transparency report showing to whom the SRA Fund's money is granted, and what impact that money has. We will share that information here are soon as it's available.

Additionally, your donations as given to GoFundMe.org may be tax deductible if you are based in the US. Donation receipts will be emailed shortly.



I would like to thank you all once again. The sheer number of you who have stepped up and donated in solidarity for the Muslim community of New Zealand warms my heart. Armed defense is a necessary tactic in the face of reactionary hatred, but in the end the only thing that can build a movement to resist fascist violence is the radical love and solidarity we show for our comrades, our communities, and for working class people everywhere.

¡Hasta la victoria!
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We cannot express how amazed and grateful we are at the outpouring of support and donations for the survivors of this terrible tragedy! The show of solidarity here speaks to the spirit of radical love that our community has for the vulnerable and downtrodden. You are all amazing!

We smashed past our original goal of $2500, and rocketed past $5000 as well. We've increased the goal to $10,000, but we've already accomplished more than we could possibly have hoped for! The campaign will end tomorrow night, and the money will be donated to the New Zealand Islamic Information Center, which is running a program to provide direct support to the survivors and families.

I'd also like to encourage all of you to reach out to mosques in your local community to offer donations, material support, volunteer services, or simple good wishes. This act of terror was not just an attack on the Muslim community of New Zealand, but an attack on all Muslims worldwide. Their community needs our support more than ever.
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$8,688 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 282 people in 2 months
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