Muslim charity raises thousands of dollars for victims of Florida school shooting

Medical personnel tend to a victim following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parland, Flordia. [Image: Las Vegas Review]

A Muslim charity in the United States has raised thousands of dollars for the victims of last week’s high school shooting in Florida. 

Three Muslim organisations came together under “The South Florida Muslim Federation” to launch an online crowd funding campaign.

They said the donations would be given to an education fund to help those who were affected by the tragic event.

The campaign page stated: “These efforts began immediately after the 14 February shooting that resulted in the deaths of 17 people with dozens wounded and hundreds of other young students and adults terrorised.

“Let us all help assist the victims of the deadliest school shooting in the history of Florida.

“Our beloved Prophet Muhammed reminded us on our duties towards our neighbours.”

The group has so far raised $12,700 (£9,070) in six days.

They will pass on the money to the local Broward Education Fund, saying that the platform was “the only fund to support and help victims and families”.

The web page also issued a wider appeal to the community and called for blood donations and for mental health professionals to offer free counselling.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of murder, in connection with the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland.

An arrest affidavit from Broward County Sheriff’s said that he “confessed” to the massacre, admitting “began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds”.

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