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The 'Official George Floyd Memorial Fund' had garnered a staggering $10,113,200

GoFundMe for George Floyd's family  tops $10 MILLION as the nation mourns the loss of the black 46-year-old and voices outrage over his killing at the hands of a white cop.


  • The 'Official George Floyd Memorial Fund' had garnered a staggering $10,113,200 in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon

  • The page was set up six days ago by Floyd's heartbroken brother Philonise Floyd

  • Philonise wrote how his life has been 'shattered' following Floyd's death 

  • The money will be used to cover funeral expenses, counseling, court proceedings and to support Floyd's family, including his two children 

  • The page has been shared on social media 241,200 times

  • It is one of the biggest GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of funds  

A GoFundMe raising money for George Floyd's funeral and to support his family has topped $10 million one week on from his death in police custody last Monday.


The 'Official George Floyd Memorial Fund' had garnered a staggering $10,113,200 in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon, as the nation mourns the loss of the black 46-year-old and voices outrage over his killing at the hands of a white cop.


This reportedly makes it one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time in terms of money raised.


Donations have dwarfed the initial target of $1.5 million and the page has been shared on social media 241,200 times.

The 'Official George Floyd Memorial Fund' had garnered a staggering $10,113,200 in funds from 390,100 donors as of Tuesday afternoon, as the nation mourns the loss of the black 46-year-old and voices outrage over his killing at the hands of a white cop.

The page was set up six days ago by Floyd's heartbroken brother Philonise Floyd who penned an emotional letter saying how his life has been 'shattered' following his death.


The money will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel to court proceedings and to support Floyd's family, including the care and education of the two children the father leaves behind.


'On May 25, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George,' Philonise wrote.

'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.


He added: '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.'


Philonise also thanked everyone who has supported their family.


Floyd was killed last Monday when former cop Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes until he passed out and later died.


Philonise Floyd (far right) set up the page to cover funeral expenses, counseling and to support Floyd's two children. He told how his life has been 'shattered' following his brother's death.


'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!' he wrote.  


The GoFundMe page also points to another legitimate fund - 'GEORGE FLOYD (BIGFLOYD)' - set up by Floyd's sister Bridgett, which has also drawn in almost $300,000 in donations.  

 

DailyMail.com has reached out to GoFundMe to find out where the 'Official George Floyd Memorial Fund' campaign ranks among the most popular pages to date.


The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund raised around $24 million for victims of sexual harassment and assault at work, making it the biggest campaign as of the end of 2018.   

Floyd was killed last Monday when former cop Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes until he passed out and later died. 


His death has sparked outrage across America leading to widespread protests and riots demanding an end to police brutality and racism.  


Chauvin has been arrested and charged with murder but the three other officers continue to walk free.


Floyd's family have been calling for Chauvin's charge to be raised from third-degree to first-degree murder and for the other officers to also face arrest.


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