PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of headstones at a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery vandalized in February have now been repaired.
Mayor Kenney got a tour of the restoration Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Report: Ben Simmons Turns Away Meeting With Sixers Teammates
It made national headlines in February when someone knocked over 275 headstones at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wissinoming.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia raised nearly $300,000, and volunteers worked to lift and repair the monuments, says Federation CEO Naomi Adler.READ MORE: Eagles Activate Zach Ertz Off COVID-19 List
“These were very very heavy headstones, and in many cases they were shattered,” said Adler.
Adler led Mayor Kenney on a tour of the restored cemetery.
“People seem to have no respect, or no decency when it comes to honoring places like this that should be honored,” said Kenney.MORE NEWS: 2 Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officers Robbed At Gunpoint In Oxford Circle
No one was ever arrested for the vandalism. The mayor said he’d look into repairing a city-owned fence that borders the cemetery.