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Islamic Relief Canada launches fundraising campaign ahead of Quebec Mosque Shooting anniversary
Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) has launched a fundraising campaign to support the families of the victims killed in the Quebec Mosque Shooting ahead of the third anniversary of the tragic event.
IRC representatives are available for comment.
Since the shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on the night of January 29, 2017, IRC has worked closely with survivors and the families of victims to support them in their effort to rebuild their lives.
IRC staff visited the affected families on the first anniversary of the attack in 2018, and more recently in December 2019 to listen to them about their experiences and identify ways in which they can be sustainably supported. Their struggles are outlined in an article published in the Toronto Star today.
Reyhana Patel, Head of External Relations at Islamic Relief Canada says:
“The six men that were killed left behind wives and young children. Three years later, they need our help. We call on all Canadians to stand shoulder to shoulder with the families affected by the mosque attack by donating whatever they can so we can help restore their sense of security and faith.”
The goal is to set up a sustainable fund for the children of the Quebec Mosque Shooting victims, which will support them financially until they are able to do so on their own. To do so, the charity is asking the public to pledge monthly donations.
The campaign also asked Canadians to wear a green felt square to express solidarity with those who were affected by the Quebec Mosque Shooting.