Was it a random act of violence or a hate crime? Perhaps we'll never know, but a go fund me page set up to repair damages, and improve security for Congregation Beth Israel, the city's Jewish synagogue has exceeded it's fundraising goal. The Congregation recently suffered 3 acts of vandalism damaging it's plate glass windows.
Isolated incidents, especially, in small or medium sized rural towns can put a black eye on it's reputation, but a diverse group of donors. probably the majority from outside the town's Jewish community has shown that there will be no tolerance for property destruction on it's institutions.