"This is an extraordinarily generous offer to the people of Christchurch and the Muslim community from a small community"
$2.1m has been pledged by Chinese visitors to the victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack.
Victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist shootings will receive $2.1m from Chinese visitors according to Stuff.
On Friday, 300 people were attending afternoon prayers at Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch. Imam Gamal Fouda has just begun his sermon when Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant burst into the mosque and began shooting people. 50 people were killed, 34 hospitalised – 12 of whom are in critical condition.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff was due to attend a dinner for Teochew delegate at the 20th Convention of Teochew International Federation. Due to a meeting with the New Zealand Police and the Muslim community, the mayor was late to the dinner.
When the Teochew delegates learned about the incident, they presented Goff with a donation of $500,000 for the victims, which eventually grew to $2.1m.
“This is an extraordinarily generous offer to the people of Christchurch and the Muslim community from a small community in New Zealand and the international delegates at their conference,” said Goff. “This is on top of the amazing generosity we have seen from Kiwis all over New Zealand to support the victims of this horrible attack.”
The $2.1m donation will be given to the Christchurch Foundation fund ‘Our People, Our City’, which was set up by Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel. Families and Muslim communities affected by the attack will receive support from the fund.