Victoria Islamic Center Rebuilding

$1,131,390 of $1.5M goal

Raised by 23,650 people in 20 months
Omar Rachid
on behalf of Victoria Islamic Center
 VICTORIA, TX
We are happy to report to you; our donors, that we are only weeks away from opening the doors to our new mosque.

The rebuilding of our mosque is made possible by the generosity of over 24,000 donors from 91 countries .

We're tremendously humbled and overwhelmed by the emotional and financial support you have given and continue to give us throughout this calamity.

On another note, I want to inform you all that the trial for the person who set our mosque on fire concluded early this week and the jury found him to be guilty of all charges. Sentencing is set for October 2nd.

Gratefully,
Victoria Islamic Center

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Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the Open House for our new Victoria Islamic Center on Saturday, September 29th at 5pm CST
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Today we were able to hold Eid Al Adha prayer in the new mosque. Such an occasion couldn't be possible without the generosity of the 24k+ donors from 91 countries who have contributed to our rebuilding campaign.

We're elated beyond description and are very much grateful to each and everyone of you.

An open house celebration is being planned and such will be communicated once finalized.

Love and Peace
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Here are a couple of pictures from today showing the progress and the construction crew working to finish the irrigation system and the kitchen.

Please note that the dome on the ground is from the burned mosque. Once the area is landscaped we'll have benches around this dome to serve as a Peace Garden.

We're getting closer to the day we move in... God Willing, we hope to be praying the Eid al-Adha prayer on the morning of August 21st.
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Brittany Bradshaw
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 months ago

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

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Dan Lovingood
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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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Brittany Bradshaw
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 months ago

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

+ Read More
Dan Lovingood
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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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