Less than 48 hours after heartless criminals burned and vandalized a 111-year-old black church in Greenville, Mississippi, donations have poured in to repair the building.
On Tuesday, November 1, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was set on fire and vandalized with the words, “Vote Trump” on the side of the building.
J. Blair Reeves Jr. created a GoFundMe page on to raise funds to restore the historic church.
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?
Please give. Thanks.
The campaign that was seeking to raise $10,000 has exceeded its goal with a staggering $164,624 in donations (at the time of this post).
Love ALWAYS Trumps Hate!