More than $1 million has been raised to help rebuild the mosque that was destroyed by a fire in Victoria on Saturday, according to a GoFundMe page.
The page, which was created the same day as the fire, had estimated the total rebuilding costs "based on rough engineering estimates and the original cost of construction" to be around $850,000.
That amount was met and surpassed by donors in four days.
The mosque posted on Facebook Monday asking for recommendations for demolition companies.
According to the Victoria Advocate, the cause of the fire remains undetermined but is being investigated. The mosque’s spokesman asked the public not to "politicize the situation."
Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.