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This the official campaign to rebuild the Joplin mosque, which was burned down in a suspicious fire August 6.
Kimberly Kester
Joplin, Missouri
United States
2 Team Members

NOTE: While we have reached and surpassed our original goal, we are appreciative of additional donations.  ALL funds will be used for rebuilding our center and adding features that enhance safety, serve the surrounding community, and increase access.

Help rebuild our mosque

The Joplin mosque is the centerpiece of a thriving and well-rooted community in Joplin, Missouri.  It is the only mosque within a 50-mile radius, and serves both the local Muslim community as well as the community at large.  During last year's tornados, the Joplin mosque served as a headquarters for Muslim relief workers who flew in from around the country to see what they could do to help Joplin residents get back on their feet.

Unfortunately, in the middle of Ramadan a suspicious fire burned our mosque to the ground, and our community is left without a home during the most precious time of the year.  While heartbroken, we are buoyed by the support of people around this country, of all faiths, who have come to our side in our time of need.

The rebuilding begins now

We are hoping to tap into the blessings of the last 10 days of Ramadan to raise funds so that we can replace our house of worship as soon as possible, and build the foundation for a revitalized community that is determined to build a better life for ourselves and our neighbors.

What you can do

You can help us realize our dream of replacing our mosque and moving forward with our lives by doing the following for us:

  • Donate what you can - every little bit helps.  We welcome your charitable contributions for this year and pledge to put them to good use in rebuilding.
  • Share our IndieGoGo fundraising link with your social networks
  • Give us your prayers in these last precious days of Ramadan

An investment in the future

The best response to those who wish us ill is to draw from the best of our faith, and show the world that the power of good will forever outweigh those who wish to harm others.  Thank you for joining us in this effort!

All donations to the Islamic Society of Joplin are tax deductible (tax ID #20-8137667)

This is the only official mosque fundraising campaign for the Islamic Society of Joplin.

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raised by 3,294 people in 1 month
165% funded
No time left
$250,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 21, 2012
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    Name on donor plaque

    Donations of $250 or more will get your name placed on a plaque that will grace our new mosque

    414 out of 1000 claimed
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