GoFundMe Raises Over $243K For Black Church Defaced By Trump Supporters
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church parishioners in Mississippi recently found their place of worship burned with and defaced with the words “Vote Trump,” painted on the walls. The GoFundMe page created by J. Blair Reeves on behalf of the church wrote this message to help gain donations:
On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, unknown criminals burned a predominantly black Baptist church in Greenville, Mississippi and scrawled graffiti on it: “Vote Trump”.
The animus of this election cycle combined with the potent racial history of burning black churches as a political symbol makes this event something we must not ignore.
Only two weeks ago, the internet came together to help repair a North Carolina GOP field office that had been burned by thugs. Justice demands we do the same now.
More details as they are available. Can we do this? Can we help show the world, the country, and most importantly, the churchgoers of Hopewell Baptist that we, as a society, are better than this?
The campaign only asked for $10,000 to repair the sanctuary but has since been flooded with donations from all over the world…
We must destroy hate with love and stand in solidarity for what is right!