Donations for Christchurch victim support breaks $10m

Donations for Christchurch victim support breaks $10m
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The combined totals of two pages set up to raise money for the families of Christchurch mosque shooting victims has gone over $10 million.

The Givealittle page has had 87,865 donations, some of which are over $10,000 each, it alone has raised over $7,655,000.

It is filled with messages of support from individuals and communities who are feeling the grief from last Friday's horrific attacks.

50 people died and another 48 were injured in the mass-shooting at two Christchurch mosques, and on Wednesday the bodies of the deceased begun to be returned to their families.

The funds raised will go towards "support and resources for people affected by the Christchurch shootings and their family members," the page says.

A Launchgood page was also made to raise money. Launchgood is a US crowdfunding website.

It has raised over $2,443,000 from 39145 supporters worldwide.

Combined the current total is approximately $10,100,000.

Donations that won't bring back people's loved ones, but could help ease the financial stress on families in the coming weeks, months and years.

Newshub.

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