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Muslims and Christians come together to repair Denton mosque

A GoFundMe started by a Denton church has raised close to $50,000 for the Denton Islamic Society damaged in the winter storm.

DENTON, Texas — Muslims and Christians are coming together in a big way, to help fund repairs at the Denton Islamic Society. The mosque suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damages by the winter storm.

“It makes you feel good about the community you live in,” said Faraz Qureshi, president of the board of the Denton Islamic Society.

The First United Methodist Church of Denton started a GoFundMe, which raised close to $50,000 in six days. 

“People really from all over the world are sending in donations,” Qureshi said. “Honestly it restores faith.”

The donations will pay for repairs to the building, but also so much more, as the outpouring of support comes from Christians and Muslims, but friends and neighbors.

“We know what’s been going on in the last few years, just some of the extremism hate that you see, and so it can sometimes color your perception, so speaking on behalf of myself personally, it restores your faith in people,” Qureshi said. “It’s really heartwarming to see.”

Click here to learn more about the Islamic Society of Denton and how you can help.