Grants to Houses of Worship Damaged by Hate Crimes

December 24, 2001

Source: UPI

On December 24, 2001, UPI reported on the "Fund to soothe wounds of hate." It noted that "A Sikh temple in Palermo, N.Y., and an Episcopal church in Hanna City, Ill., will receive cash gifts from a unique Boston fund this Christmas ... The Boston Piano Religious Trust gives $500 grants to houses of worship damaged or destroyed in hate crimes." Gobind Sadan USA, a Sikh center in New York, and St. John's Assyrian American Church in Chicago were among those given grants. Other awardees included synagogues, churches, and a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple.