Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:36 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 7:37 AM
JOPLIN (AP) -- Donors have stepped forward to make sure a rally to support Muslims in Joplin will be held.
The Neighbors -- Joplin Mosque Rally will be held Saturday at Landreth Park.
Organizer Ashley Carter said several people contributed about $2,500 this week to fund the rally, which will feature speakers and entertainment.
The event was planned after a suspicious fire destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque on Aug. 6. A reward totaling $25,000 has been offered for information on the fire. The FBI is investigating.
The Joplin Globe reports The Islamic Circle of North America, a Muslim relief organization, has donated 500 backpacks full of school supplies to thank Joplin residents for their support of the city's Muslim community.