As Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, grieved after attacks on two mosques killed at least 49 people and injured dozens more, several charities sought donations to help the wounded and the victims’ families rebuild their lives.
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Groups offering aid
• A crowdfunding page set up by Victim Support New Zealand for victims of the shootings had raised more than 2.6 million New Zealand dollars (about $1.7 million) from some 32,000 donors by Saturday evening. The charity has also collected another 81,000 New Zealand dollars on a second page it set up when the volume of traffic overnight Friday appeared to temporarily overwhelm the first.
• United for Christchurch Mosque Shootings: This Muslim crowdfunding page had raised about 1.29 million New Zealand dollars from about 22,000 donors by Saturday evening.