Support Pours in for Damaged Jewish Cemetery Near St. Louis

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -
Rabbi Hershey Novack of the Chabad center walks through Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., on Tuesday. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

Muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, with a goal of $20,000. By midmorning Wednesday, $66,000 had been raised.

Cleanup continues Wednesday. The cemetery has posted on social media that 154 matzeivos were damaged in a crime discovered Monday morning.

Investigators continue to review surveillance video in hopes of capturing those responsible.