Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo bank, and 100 percent of the donations collected will go to victims and families.
"We offer our prayers and support to the injured residents and community members and to their families," said CSCM Executive Director Mohamud Noor. "This is a horrible tragedy. We stand together to help families both in the immediate aftermath and in the days, weeks and months to come."
Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said the explosion was reported at 8:16 a.m. at 516 Cedar Avenue. The building contained a grocery store, 10 apartment units upstairs and is connected to the Islamic Civic Society of America & Masjid Dar Al-Hijrah mosque on the ground floor. Fourteen people were injured, six with critical injuries and two people were still unaccounted for as of Thursday morning.