Launched on Saturday by groups CelebrateMercy and MPower Change, the crowdfunded campaign focuses on helping support the 11 victims and their loved ones with immediate, short-term needs, including funeral expenses and medical bills — efforts to “lessen their burden in some way.”
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“We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action,” the LaunchGood campaign states. “Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: ‘Show mercy to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will show mercy to you.’ The Quran also teaches us to ‘Repel evil by that which is better’ (41:34).”
Learn more about the campaign at LaunchGood.com/Synagogue.
For a list of metro Atlanta vigils and memorial services, go to https://jewishatlanta.org/unitedwestand/