The death of George Floyd is impacting not only the United States, but countries across the world in a way that has never been seen before. As some people gather in protest, others are signing petitions for justice and opening their wallets to give to George’s cause.
According to TMZ, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has set the record of the most donations to be given to a GoFundMe page in the site’s history. The campaign which was launched about two weeks ago has already seen 500,000 donors give more $13 million.
A spokesperson for GoFundMe says the campaign has also gone global, and is receiving donations from 125 countries around the world.
George’s brother, Philonise, says the money will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, provide counseling, pay for travel for all court proceedings, and assist the family with any extra expenses as they continue to seek justice for George. Some of the funds will reportedly go to George’s estate to take care of his kids and fund their education.
There are four memorial services planned to celebrate the life of George Floyd, which will be held in various states across the country. The first memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and included a turn out from celebrities including T.I. and Tiny, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, and Tiffany Haddish.
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