Donors Raise $50K for Family of Man Shot While Preaching the Gospel

                         (Hand, wife and son)

The sum of $50,000 has been raised online for the family of Thomas Hand Jr., who was shot wile preaching the gospel last week in Montgomery, Alabama. The sad incident happened in the presence of the victim's pregnant wife and 2-year-old son.

According to the preacher's widow, Christine Kozlowski, who is a former Miss Mississippi, the funeral of her late husband will be held on Friday in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is originally from.

The fund raiser was lunched by Christine's sister. By Sunday morning, it had raised $50,782.

The GoFundMe page read, “This fundraiser is going to serve as a savings account for the son and baby of Thomas Hand Jr. The funds raised by this account will go toward helping pay for my nephew Roman and the baby’s future expenses. Any and all funds donated will be appreciated during this tough time for the Hand family. My sister Christine Kozlowski Hand will be the beneficiary for this account.”

The preacher's murderer, 17-year-old Jerimiah Walker, has been arrested by the police and charged with capital murder.

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