Aug 6 2013
MISSOURI – An official with the Islamic Society of Joplin provided details about plans to rebuild the mosque, which was destroyed in a suspicious fire on Aug. 6th last year, the cause of which could not be pinpointed by federal investigators even after months of investigations.
Joplin Globe Plans call for a 10,000-square-foot mosque, where the previous mosque had an area of about 6,000-square-feet. The estimated cost of the building is $1 million.
Navid Zaidi, a mosque board member, said insurance paid $500,000. Another $411,262 was raised in an online fundraiser. He said with other contributions, the Islamic Society of Joplin needs around another $500,000.
The mosque will be rebuilt at 1805 W. 32nd St., just west of 32nd Street and McClelland Boulevard.