On May 15th, St. John Kanty church had its Mary statue located at the corner of Broadway and Brownell pushed off its marble foundation and smashed with a baseball bat.
A Catholic church on Buffalo’s East Side was struck by a vandal late Tuesday, who removed a statue of the Virgin Mary from a garden, severely damaged it and left behind a note warning that “this building will be destroyed.” The suspect is known to the neighborhood and witnesses suggested to WBFO that mental health may be a factor in the incident.
The incident happened at St. John Kanty Church on Broadway. The statue was removed from a garden on the corner of Broadway and Brownell Street. Its face was smashed out and hands broken off. Click here to read full story—>
Broadway Fillmore Alive has decided to start a GoFundMe online fundraiser to assist the church in raising funds for a replacement statue. You can donate by following this link, https://www.gofundme.com/kanty. We have set a goal of $1000.
Please share this effort on social media and via email to help the effort!
If you would like to send funds via mail, you can do so by making checks payable and mailing to: St. John Kanty Church, 101 Swinburne Street, Buffalo, NY 14212.