At the end of June, four predominantly black churches were burned down by arsonists in a clear attempt to strike a blow at the heart of the black community. As People of Good Will, we stand with our sisters and brothers to help them rebuild these buildings -- which are not just houses of worship but centers of ministry and activism for their community.
To that end, the Rebuild the Churches Fund has been established to collect donations from all over the world for the rebuilding of these churches. After they surpassed their initial goal of $25,000, they have set a new goal of $250,000. All money received will be divided equally among these congregations: Glover Grove Baptist Church, Warrenville, SC; College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, Knoxville, TN; Briar Creek Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC; and God's Power Church of Christ, Macon, GA.
If other black churches are burned or previous fires are deemed to be arson, they will be added to the distribution list.
The fund is being managed and funds will be disbursed by Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis. All contributions are tax deductible.
Those wishing to give can also make a check out to Christ Church Cathedral with "Rebuild the Churches Fund" in the memo line and send it to: Rebuild the Churches c/o Christ Church Cathedral 1210 Locust Street St. Louis, MO 63103
More information and a link to an internet donation site is available at: https://cccathedralstl.dntly.com/campaign/2571#/
To go directly to the internet fundraiser site: https://cccathedralstl.dntly.com/campaign/2571#/donate
To organize YOUR own fundraiser for this cause, go to: https://cccathedralstl.dntly.com/p#/fundraisers/new?campaign_id=2571
Thank you for your consideration for this worthy cause!