More than $800,000 (£623,000) has been raised for the families of the three men stabbed while defending a Muslim teenager and her friend on a train.
Army veteran Ricky John Best and college graduate Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were killed following an attack in Portland, Oregon on Friday.
A third man, poet Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was taken to hospital after he was stabbed in the neck, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
All three men intervened after a man began yelling racial slurs against the two teenagers, one of whom was wearing a hijab.
The suspect, Jeremy Joseph Christian, was later arrested.
Muslim communities were among those the raising money for the victims’ families, with a fund called Muslims Unite for Portland Heroes collecting $330,543 (£257,625) by Monday morning.
Two more funds to cover the victims’ hospital  bills, funeral   costs and other expenses had  together raised  more than $500,000 (£390,000)  on Monday.
Mr Best, 53, a father of four, …
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