George Floyd‘s killing is impacting the world in a way America has never seen before and it’s also inspiring more people than ever to donate to a cause.
Launched just a little more than a week ago, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has already received the highest number of individual donations for a GoFundMe page … a spokesperson for the site told TMZ.
With nearly 500k donations and counting, the fundraiser’s amassed nearly $13 million. We’re told the campaign has gone global, getting donations from 125 countries.
George’s brother, Philonise, says the money will cover funeral and burial expenses, provide counseling, pay for lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and assist the family going forward as they seek justice for George. A portion of the funds will also go to George’s estate to take care of his kids and provide for their education.
A different fundraiser was also set up on behalf of George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd, has raised more than $1 million to go toward her “care and future.”
Floyd’s family set up a GoFundMe on Tuesday to benefit 6-year-old Gianna, who was seen in a recent viral video shouting, “Daddy changed the world!” while on the shoulders of former NBA player Stephen Jackson during a protest against police brutality.
To donate you can visit here— It has surpassed the $1 million mark in a single day and now at $1.6 million thanks to more than 51,000 who donated as of the time of posting this.
Third place is a coronavirus campaign raising funds for intensive care beds in pandemic-ravaged Italy. That got more than 206k individual donations in less than 3 months.