It’s been almost two weeks now since the Fort Pierce mosque was set on fire. However, through the pain and anguish, we've also seen a community come together.
“With the sadness and everything else this makes you feel like there is hope,” said Hasan Ali who attends the mosque.
Thursday, Ali joined dozens of others who all have a common goal: to break down barriers and stop the hatred.
“This interfaith thing is what it’s all about, the hope for bringing people together,” said Ali.
It was the first meeting for the Interfaith Coalition of the Treasure Coast, a newly formed organization that brings people together with different religious beliefs and backgrounds.
“I was concerned about the visceral language going on on a national stage against people of different faith,” said Linda Green, who co-founded the organization with her friend Roberta Scott.
At the top of the group’s agenda is to hold fundraisers help rebuild the mosque that is now at the center of a hate crime and arson investigation.
The coalition is also looking into planning an interfaith peace service along with interfaith educational activities.
The group will meet again in November and invites anyone interested in joining the organization.