Kiwi Muslim man calls in with heartwarming message to New Zealanders

George FM Breakfast 18/03/2019

In the wake of the Christchurch attacks, George Breakfast received a text from Kiwi Muslim man Mo thanking Aotearoa for their support following Friday's tragic events.

"As a Muslim I just wanna thank the whole of Aotearoa for the amazing love and support we have been receiving," he wrote. "Thank you for letting us feel safe and welcome here and thank you for being our rock through this all. Much aroha."

After receiving the heartwarming message from Mo, George Breakfast got him on the phone to ask how we can all help during this difficult time.

If you would like to attend a vigil, details can be found here.

Donate to the victims and families

  • Victim Support has set up a crowdfunding campaign on Givealittle. They says it will use all donations received provide support and resources for people affected by the Christchurch shootings and their family members.
  • The New Zealand Islamic Information Centre has set up a crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood. All proceeds will help with the immediate, short-term needs of the grieving families.

Other information

  • The New Zealand Police have setup a helpline for anyone concerned about family & friends following the Christchurch terrorist attacks - 0800 115 019.
  • The New Zealand Police also have available their Restoring Family Links website that people can visit to register missing persons or if you wish to register themselves as alive.
  • Victim Support also have setup a helpline for anyone that needs support during this distressing time - 0800 842 846.
  • There is also footage that is currently still being watched or shared across social media of the attacks. This footage is extremely distressing material and no one should be sharing this as they'll be breaking the law. You can help by simply reporting this content to Facebook.

Police urge everyone in New Zealand to remain vigilant during this time.

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