Hundreds of thousands being raised for families of Quebec City mosque victims


Donations are pouring in for victims of Sunday's terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec City.

Mahmood Qasim with Islamic Relief Canada says hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised so far for the victims' families — including private donors offering to cover funeral expenses, and repairs to the mosque.

For Qasim it hit so close to home; one of the injured worked closely with him to raise money for refugees overseas.

"He's still in critical condition," says Qasim. "He's part of our team at Islamic relief, helping people aborad all the time and this tragedy struck so close to home."

Several fundraisers have been created to aid the families — many of whom lost their primary breadwinners.

Another created by DawaNet on GoFundMe has raised over a quarter million dollars. 

Qasim says recovering from a blow like this can take a long long time.

"The solidarity and the support the community has been recieving is very very heartwarming," he says. "The majority of the family memebers and the people impacted by it are in a state of shock."

Islamic Relief Canada is accepting donations for the victims of the terror attack until March 5.