Washington D.C., Jun 3, 2021 / 16:00 pm
A parish in Queens, New York is raising funds to repair its statue of Mary, which was found knocked over and split in half on May 28.
“We just started a GoFundMe page yesterday and within one hour there was already about $1500 in support from different people just wanting to restore the image,” Father Eric de la Pena, parochial vicar of St. Adalbert Parish in the Elmhurst neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City, told CNA.
As of Thursday afternoon, the parish GoFundMe site had raised more than $3,100 of its $5000 goal to restore the statue.
On Friday morning May 28, the Blessed Mother statue in the parish courtyard was found split in half, with the top section completely separated and on the ground.