Victoria Islamic Center Rebuilding

$1,102,590 of $850k goal

Raised by 23,220 people in 2 months
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Omar Rachid
on behalf of Victoria Islamic Center
 VICTORIA, TX
We are blessed more than we've ever imagined with contributions exceeding the goal of $850k.... The generosity of people here in America and across the world has been simply AMAZING!

We have received several requests for our mailing address, so here it is:
Victoria Islamic Center
P.O. Box 3824
Victoria, TX 77903

The demolition and clean up of the site has already begun and soon we will embark on the rebuilding journey. We will keep you all updated on the progress.

We're so very much thankful and appreciative of everyone's thoughtfulness and generosity.

May God's Blessings Be Upon Us All,
Victoria Islamic Center
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Update 10
Posted by Omar Rachid
1 month ago
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To all of our generous donors,

Please be on the look out for an email which will contain a Tax Deductible receipt for the donation you'd already made to our campaign.

Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your donation and kind words.

Gratefully,
Omar
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1 month ago
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A quick update on our rebuilding project...

We continue to be blessed with tremendous amount of support from Victoria, the USA and beyond.

A local architect; Mr. Rawley McCoy, offered his services and in the past months he has accompanied our Mosque President and Clergy on visits to Houston and San Antonio to look at new mosques so that we can assemble ideas about our mosque.

We hope to have preliminary design for the congregation to review in the next couple of weeks. Once a design is agreed upon, Mr. McCoy will help us submit "Blue Prints" to area construction companies for their respective Quotes/Bids.

Additionally, I have received many messages about how to make a donation now that the campaign is closed. If you desire to make a donation, please make your check payable to:
Victoria Islamic Center
P.O. Box 3824
Victoria, TX 77903

If you wish to mail us Prayer Rugs, you may do so at the address shown above.

Thank you all for the love you've shown our community, your kind words and continued support.
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Brittany Bradshaw
2 months ago

I plan on donating money, but I'd also be happy to donate time and effort as well. I have some carpentry skills and equipment, and I would be happy to see what groups could be put together to help rebuild from Austin and surrounding counties. I know you will probably be hiring a company to rebuild and repair, but feel free to contact me via facebook private message if anything else is needed.

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Martin Wagner
2 months ago

I'm an atheist and I am deeply saddened and disgusted by what was done to you. Religious freedom and freedom from persecution are fundamental rights!

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Cathy North
2 months ago

I have a group of friends in Michigan and Indiana that are going to try and crochet new prayer mats. Please message me if anyone is interested in helping out! Salam.

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Becky Curtis
2 months ago

I can't donate much money, but I'd like to donate hands and time. Is there any plan in place for the community to help?

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Betsy Brune
2 months ago

We are so sorry about your mosque. We will stand up for our fellow Americans who simply want to live and worship as they please. This is the primary promise of our country.

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Jessica Judd
2 months ago

I am sorry you have to rebuild and that our current cultural dialogue empowers hateful people to do violent things.

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Marie Osborn
2 months ago

I will be donating on the 3rd when we get paid. We are Atheists but we are also deeply heartbroken about such an ignorant and hateful act. We stand with you in solidarity. Every American should be free to worship peacefully and safely no matter to whom.

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Margo Michel
2 months ago

I might suggest going to your local Home Depot and inquiring about grants they have. I am a former store manager for them and trust me, they donate millions every year.

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Mairaj Ahmed
2 months ago

I am a Muslim American, it feels like my religion and now my country have been hijacked by a small minority of hate and fear mongers. No nation becomes "Great" through injustice, fear or intolerance. I am deeply proud with the support from the fellow Americans not just for the mosque, but to see that the silent majority as to we are United States of America and not Divided States of America. Unity, self respect, and standing up to the fear and ignorance will make this nation more "Great". I was moved by the support from common person and by religious leaders and everyone in between. Reminds me of the time when I was manning the phones for fund raising for the September 11th victims right after that attack and someone recognized my accent and started crying with joy. We stand united as a Nation under God and fight for each of our fellow American's rights as promised by our constitution. Ameen. God bless the "U"SA.

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Karen Umland
2 months ago

I don't have much money a the moment but I will be returning to NM this week and can offer my carpentry skills as well, to help with rebuilding efforts. I am so very sorry that your community was targeted by extremists. This country is supposed to be better than this, and I hope that the day will soon come that we can all worship safely in every town and city in the US. Please know that most Americans find this violence and bigotry to be unacceptable and completely against our values as a nation. Peace be with you.

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Betsy Brune
2 months ago

I asked about sending a check and was contacted with this information: Victoria Islamic Center PO Box 3824 VIctoria, TX 77903

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Faith Murri
2 months ago

I do not have any money to donate, but I just wanted to say that something just like this happened in my community earlier this month, but my community responded with love. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mosque. Even if the local community is unwilling to help, your internet community will always love you

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Kelly Schadel Hoff
2 months ago

To the few ignorant people suggesting the mosque members burnt down their own place of worship: you obviously know nothing about this fine group of people. I don't know many of them personally, but I do know most of them are upstanding and active members of the community. Several are physicians who have served the people of Victoria for many years, and have SAVED more American lives than you ever will.

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Steven Giordano
2 months ago

You know what "makes America great"? The people over there -------->

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Dan Lovingood
2 months ago

I gladly donate money to help rebuild the Islamic Center of Victoria. The criminals who have terrorized the Muslim community of Victoria, Texas must be found and prosecuted.

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Diane Weddington
2 months ago

This act of hate does not represent what I or many other Americans believe and support. We stand behind your right to assemble peacefully and worship as you choose. My check is on the way to you.

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Annie Ciaraldi
2 months ago

My family and I are so sorry this has happened to your Mosque; this is both tragic and shameful (if someone set the fire). It is senseless and we send prayers and best wishes for you all.

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Kendra Kerr
2 months ago

This so saddens me. I am so sorry the mosque was burned. This is not what our country is about. Prayers and thoughts are with all of your congregates.

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Content Love Knowles
2 months ago

Hey, I tried to leave a donation but there is some issue with the campaign? Please log in and fix it...I'll be back. Because I will stand next to you any time, and right now...I will be pro-active about it.

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Hannah Ajrami
2 months ago

For those that would prefer to send a check you can make it out to Victoria Islamic Center at PO Box 3824 Victoria 77903!!

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$1,102,590 of $850k goal

Raised by 23,220 people in 2 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created January 28, 2017
Omar Rachid  
on behalf of Victoria Islamic Center
RS
$5,000
Robert Smith
2 months ago
KN
$1,000
Kristy Nelson
2 months ago

This was a place of worship for people we know and love. They are a vital and productive part of our community. Hoping you can rebuild quickly.

DJ
$1,000
David/Sheri Janssen
2 months ago

Xenophobia has no place in America, the land of the free.

EQ
$5,000
Essam Quraishi
2 months ago
$5,000
Anonymous
2 months ago
TK
$2,000
Talal Khan
2 months ago
JS
$1,000
John/Vanessa Scheumack
2 months ago
US
$1,000
Usman Sheriff
2 months ago

Rebuild asap

$1,000
Himmad Khan
2 months ago
CC
$27
Cody Cluff
2 months ago

Many of your countrymen love and appreciate you and those of the Muslim faith. You are a beautiful part of our community, and I'm sorry for the hatred that was done on you. May you be blessed with courage, strength, and peace.

Brittany Bradshaw
2 months ago

I plan on donating money, but I'd also be happy to donate time and effort as well. I have some carpentry skills and equipment, and I would be happy to see what groups could be put together to help rebuild from Austin and surrounding counties. I know you will probably be hiring a company to rebuild and repair, but feel free to contact me via facebook private message if anything else is needed.

+ Read More
Martin Wagner
2 months ago

I'm an atheist and I am deeply saddened and disgusted by what was done to you. Religious freedom and freedom from persecution are fundamental rights!

+ Read More
Cathy North
2 months ago

I have a group of friends in Michigan and Indiana that are going to try and crochet new prayer mats. Please message me if anyone is interested in helping out! Salam.

+ Read More
Becky Curtis
2 months ago

I can't donate much money, but I'd like to donate hands and time. Is there any plan in place for the community to help?

+ Read More
Betsy Brune
2 months ago

We are so sorry about your mosque. We will stand up for our fellow Americans who simply want to live and worship as they please. This is the primary promise of our country.

+ Read More
Jessica Judd
2 months ago

I am sorry you have to rebuild and that our current cultural dialogue empowers hateful people to do violent things.

+ Read More
Marie Osborn
2 months ago

I will be donating on the 3rd when we get paid. We are Atheists but we are also deeply heartbroken about such an ignorant and hateful act. We stand with you in solidarity. Every American should be free to worship peacefully and safely no matter to whom.

+ Read More
Margo Michel
2 months ago

I might suggest going to your local Home Depot and inquiring about grants they have. I am a former store manager for them and trust me, they donate millions every year.

+ Read More
Mairaj Ahmed
2 months ago

I am a Muslim American, it feels like my religion and now my country have been hijacked by a small minority of hate and fear mongers. No nation becomes "Great" through injustice, fear or intolerance. I am deeply proud with the support from the fellow Americans not just for the mosque, but to see that the silent majority as to we are United States of America and not Divided States of America. Unity, self respect, and standing up to the fear and ignorance will make this nation more "Great". I was moved by the support from common person and by religious leaders and everyone in between. Reminds me of the time when I was manning the phones for fund raising for the September 11th victims right after that attack and someone recognized my accent and started crying with joy. We stand united as a Nation under God and fight for each of our fellow American's rights as promised by our constitution. Ameen. God bless the "U"SA.

+ Read More
Karen Umland
2 months ago

I don't have much money a the moment but I will be returning to NM this week and can offer my carpentry skills as well, to help with rebuilding efforts. I am so very sorry that your community was targeted by extremists. This country is supposed to be better than this, and I hope that the day will soon come that we can all worship safely in every town and city in the US. Please know that most Americans find this violence and bigotry to be unacceptable and completely against our values as a nation. Peace be with you.

+ Read More
Betsy Brune
2 months ago

I asked about sending a check and was contacted with this information: Victoria Islamic Center PO Box 3824 VIctoria, TX 77903

+ Read More
Faith Murri
2 months ago

I do not have any money to donate, but I just wanted to say that something just like this happened in my community earlier this month, but my community responded with love. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mosque. Even if the local community is unwilling to help, your internet community will always love you

+ Read More
Kelly Schadel Hoff
2 months ago

To the few ignorant people suggesting the mosque members burnt down their own place of worship: you obviously know nothing about this fine group of people. I don't know many of them personally, but I do know most of them are upstanding and active members of the community. Several are physicians who have served the people of Victoria for many years, and have SAVED more American lives than you ever will.

+ Read More
Steven Giordano
2 months ago

You know what "makes America great"? The people over there -------->

+ Read More
Dan Lovingood
2 months ago

I gladly donate money to help rebuild the Islamic Center of Victoria. The criminals who have terrorized the Muslim community of Victoria, Texas must be found and prosecuted.

+ Read More
Diane Weddington
2 months ago

This act of hate does not represent what I or many other Americans believe and support. We stand behind your right to assemble peacefully and worship as you choose. My check is on the way to you.

+ Read More
Annie Ciaraldi
2 months ago

My family and I are so sorry this has happened to your Mosque; this is both tragic and shameful (if someone set the fire). It is senseless and we send prayers and best wishes for you all.

+ Read More
Kendra Kerr
2 months ago

This so saddens me. I am so sorry the mosque was burned. This is not what our country is about. Prayers and thoughts are with all of your congregates.

+ Read More
Content Love Knowles
2 months ago

Hey, I tried to leave a donation but there is some issue with the campaign? Please log in and fix it...I'll be back. Because I will stand next to you any time, and right now...I will be pro-active about it.

+ Read More
Hannah Ajrami
2 months ago

For those that would prefer to send a check you can make it out to Victoria Islamic Center at PO Box 3824 Victoria 77903!!

+ Read More
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