Victoria Islamic Center Rebuilding

$1,102,660 of $850k goal

Raised by 23,222 people in 25 days
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 6
Posted by Omar Rachid
19 days ago
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And the rebuilding begins!

We are able to do this because of the generousity of the Victoria community, our fellow Americans, and people around the world.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Update 5
Posted by Omar Rachid
24 days ago
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Today was a beautiful day as we came together as a community in sharing our love for one another during the United Community ceremonies. Leaders of different faiths shared their support and we truly do appreciate your kindness .
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
United We Stand
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Update 4
Posted by Omar Rachid
24 days ago
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Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the tremendous support we've received. The outpouring of love, kind words, hugs, helping hands and the financial contributions are examples of the true American Spirit.

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

Based on rough engineering estimates and the original cost of construction, we've revised the to be closer to amount it's going to cost to rebuild the mosque.
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Update 3
Posted by Omar Rachid
24 days ago
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If you would prefer to send a check to the Victoria Islamic Center please mail it to P O Box 3824, Victoria, TX77903

Thank you
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Brittany Bradshaw
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
Karen Umland
25 days 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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Mairaj Ahmed
24 days 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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Betsy Brune
25 days 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
25 days 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
24 days 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
24 days ago

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

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Dan Lovingood
24 days 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
24 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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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$1,102,660 of $850k goal

Raised by 23,222 people in 25 days
Created January 28, 2017
Omar Rachid  
on behalf of Victoria Islamic Center
NC
$200
Nancy & Oscar Cisneros
18 days ago
1
1
WW
$100
Walter Wolf
18 days ago
2
2

Please accept the donation with our love and respect.

MK
$10
Mark Kunkel
18 days ago
2
2
$10
Anonymous
18 days ago
1
1
CL
$100
Cully Larson
18 days ago
1
1
$10
Ellen Lankford
18 days ago
4
4

i have left a small token of love and support from a NC Christian. i know the memories of one's place of worship will always be with us, so hold onto those patchwork pieces of a quilt until a new Center of hope can be stitched together.

NH
$150
Nurul Haque
18 days ago
1
1
$20
Anonymous
18 days ago
1
1
RT
$25
R Troutt
18 days ago
1
1
NN
$10
Nancy Nelson
18 days ago
1
1
Brittany Bradshaw
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
Karen Umland
25 days 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
Mairaj Ahmed
24 days 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
Betsy Brune
25 days 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
25 days 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
24 days 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
24 days ago

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

+ Read More
Dan Lovingood
24 days 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
24 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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
25 days 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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