Thousands Of Strangers Rallied To Restore A Torched Church Vandalized With 'Vote Trump'

Love wins again!

In the wake of Democrats donating to rebuild a firebombed Republican office in North Carolina, a suspicious fire at a historic black church has brought Americans together again to prove that love trumps terror.

Officials in Greensville, Mississippi confirmed that the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was torched and vandalized with the words "Vote Trump" on Tuesday night. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives later ruled the destruction as "incendiary or intentionally set."

Both presidential candidates condemned the fire and expressed hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Greensville Mayor Errick Simmons called the fire an "assault on people's right to free worship" and "an attack on the black church and the black community."

"I've truly been blown away," Reeves told ABC News today. "Donations are coming in from all over the country."

On Wednesday night, CNN's Jake Tapper asked Dan Pfeiffer — GoFundMe's Vice President of Communication and Policy — if the campaign on the website was verified. Pfeiffer tweeted that the GoFundMe campaign for the Hopewell Baptist Church was verified and one of the fastest growing campaigns in GoFundMe's history.


As of Friday, thousands of kind donors rallied together and contributed over $210,000 for the campaign. According to the GoFundMe page, a representative with the Hopewell Baptist Church is working to get the funds transferred so that they can begin the rebuilding process.

A Plus reached out to GoFundMe for a comment.


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