Over $1 million raised for Louisiana church fires
Yesterday an American journalist, Yashar Ali, tweeted that the Notre Dame rebuild will be well-funded, then asked for help and attention on raising funds for the three historically black churches that were burned down in Louisiana.
See this tweet.
[@Yashar: “The rebuild of Notre Dame will be well funded.
In the past month, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by a racist arsonist. He has been charged with hate crimes, but these churches need your help. Please join me in donating”]
Within a few hours, thousands were donated by various people such as journalists, celebrities, business leaders, and athletes. Now it’s over $1.1 million donated, but still short of their goal of $1.8 million to rebuild the three churches and have them ready to serve people.
The man charged with starting fires to the churches, Holden Matthews (21), got three additional federal hate crime charges. He pleaded not guilty and was denied bond, so he remains jailed.