New Zealand Mosque Shooting
49 lives lost and 48 injured in terrorist attack on two Christchurch Mosques
Support the victims and their families
On Friday 15th March, the world has been shaken to its core by devastating attacks on two Mosques in Christchurch.
Hundreds of people gathered peacefully for Jummah at the Al Noor Masjid and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, when they were attacked by a gunman who opened fire on the people praying peacefully.
Tragically, 49 lives were lost and 48 people were injured in these barbaric shootings.
You can stand with the victims of the Christchurch shooting, and help shine a light in these dark days.
Support Victims of New Zealand Mosque Attack
Our hopes, prayers and practical help go out to each and every victim, bystander or loved one affected. Reading the news can make you feel hopeless; but when we stand together in solidarity, we can make a real difference to the victims of these attacks.
Penny Appeal Australia is coordinating with a number of local partners on the ground in New Zealand. We are delighted to hear the Prime Minister offer full support to families with funeral arrangements. This will go a long way we pray insha'Allah.
Proceeds raised by Penny Appeal will help with both the short and long-term needs of the grieving families and we will be distributing these accordingly including support for those who have sustained life-changing injuries. It's critical to ensure sustainability in support services.
Penny Appeal and it's teams will commit to providing support based on appropriate needs assessments whether that's psycho social support, community cohesion programmes or otherwise. Our experience of having supported communities over the years particularly in the UK post such tragic incidents has demonstrated the necessity for these provisions and we seek to do likewise here.
No amount of money will bring back their loved ones, but we do hope to lessen their burden in some way.