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Donations Pour In For Black Church Burned, Vandalized With 'Vote Trump'

Because love always wins.
A GoFundMe account has raised more than $230,000 for the church.
A GoFundMe account has raised more than $230,000 for the church.

People everywhere are sending money to support a black church in Greenville, Mississippi that was burned and vandalized Tuesday night with graffiti that read “Vote Trump.”

A GoFundMe account was created Wednesday morning to help Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church repair the damage that was done to the building. The goal was set for $10,000 but within days, more than $230,000 was raised. 

The attack on the historically black church happened overnight and the criminals have not yet been caught. The FBI reportedly said they are aware of the situation and are currently investigating the case to “determine if any civil rights crimes were committed.”

“The animus of this election cycle combined with the potent racial history of burning black churches as a political symbol makes this event something we must not ignore,” the Go Fund Me page reads. 

“Can we do this?” the description pleads. “Can we help show the world, the country, and most importantly, the churchgoers of Hopewell Baptist that we, as a society, are better than this?”

Indeed, Americans everywhere came together to help. After all, love always wins.  

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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