GoFundMe created for George Floyd memorial raises more than $2M in 48 hoursby Damilola Ismail
A GoFundMe account created to raise funds for the memorial of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer forcefully kneeled on his neck during his arrest on Monday, has raised over $2.2 million in 48 hours.
The GoFundMe campaign was created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, but managed by Adner Marcelin has received more than 92,500 donations totaling to $2,209,720 million as at Friday afternoon (May 29).
The goal was to raise $1.5 million which has now been well exceeded.
The message attached to the page reads;
On May 25, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George.
My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe. As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother’s life. Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died. This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.
Anyone wishing to send cards, letters of encouragement and/or contributions in the form of a money order or check, may do so by mail at:
The Estate of George Floyd
c/o Ben Crump Law, PLLC
122 S. Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Attn: Adner Marcelin
All checks must be made out to: The Estate of George Floyd
From the bottom of our hearts my family thanks each of you who have reached out. While we are not able to respond to each expression of love at this time, please know that we love and appreciate each and every one of you. Our hearts are overwhelmed!
Disclaimer: Fund set up and managed by Adner Marcelin
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