(JTA) — A crowdsourcing campaign by a Jewish federation in Michigan is raising money for a local mosque damaged in an arson attack.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor has raised more than $3,000 since the campaign launched Monday on the Crowdrise website. Most of the donations are between $18 and $100, many of them anonymous.
The building housing the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti, which also serves as a mosque, was destroyed in the March 11 fire.
A 16-year-old boy was identified and questioned as a suspect in the arson, as well as the arson a week earlier of a vacant house on the same block. Police do not believe the attack was a hate crime, according to reports.
The teen was released to the custody of his parents pending the filing of charges.
This story "Michigan Jews Launch Online Drive For Torched Mosque" was written by Marcy Oster.