Sikh community donates $60,000 to help victims of Christchurch mosque attacks

Within five days of posting an appeal on Facebook, the community collected over NZ$60,000 and has recently donated the e...

Over NZ$10 million have been raised for victims of the Christchurch terror attacks across three major fundraisers, as New Zealand mourned the most horrific massacre in its history.

The Sikh community also rallied together to raise more than NZ$60,000 for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

This fundraiser was initiated by Auckland-based Jaspreet Singh with the support of Sikh Supreme Society on 16 March.

Mr Singh had made an appeal to the local community to assist the victims of Christchurch mosque shootings through this fundraiser on Facebook...

...Mr Singh told SBS that they’ve handed over NZ$57,723 to the Supreme Sikh Society after Facebook tax deducted an amount of NZ$2,735 from the total collection.

“Daljit Singh from Supreme Sikh Society is in touch with FIANZ in this regard. We’re now liaising with Police and FIANZ to establish the best way of sending funds to the affected people,” he said.

“This couldn't have been possible without the community support. Thank you everyone. Hope we will always stay strong and stand together again and again.”

SBS Punjabi has contacted FIANZ, the national body of Muslims in New Zealand, for their comments. 

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