Just days after their mosque was destroyed in a fire, people started donating to help the group rebuild. So far, more than $400,000 in donations have been collected from people all over the world. Mosque leaders say they have not determined when, or where, they will start building their new place of worship.
JOPLIN, MO-- City officials, and leaders of other religions, were also on hand to show their support for Islamic community. Islamic Society Member Beenish Ahmed helped organize the event, and he says it's important to bring the community together in tough times. "It really makes you appreciate and feel really proud of being a part of this community." Ahmed explains. "There is so much love, and so much care coming from everywhere. It makes you really proud to be from Joplin."