By Joanna McKenzie on Radio NZ…

A Jewish organisation in the American city of Pittsburgh has raised almost $1 million for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

The community in Pittsburgh was still recovering from a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in which 11 people died last October.

Following that attack, the local Muslim community raised money to support the victims.

The city’s Jewish Federation president Jeff Finkelstein said members of the synagogue wanted to return the gesture for the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

As word spread about the fund, money started pouring in from beyond Pittsburgh…

Read the full story on Radio NZ here.