George Floyd´s GoFundMe accounts have raised over $12 million for his family ... and counting

U.S. 2020/6/5

George Floyd´s GoFundMe accounts have raised over $12 million for his family ... and counting

George Floyd.

Courtesy of Philonise Floyd

  • Two of George Floyd´s siblings have posted GoFundMe fundraisers asking for help to pay for the family´s travel and legal expenses and to support Floyd´s children following his death.

  • And the internet has responded. Hundreds of thousands of donors have gifted the family with over $12 million and counting.

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The killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled directly on his neck has angered the US.

The tape that captured the event horrified Floyd´s family, his brother Philonise Floyd wrote in a GoFundMe he established six days ago.

Floyd died in Minneapolis, but the family is originally from Houston. Philonise Floyd was hoping to raise $1.5 million to pay for the family´s considerable legal and travel expenses as well as to help support and educate Floyd´s children. Philonise Floyd says that 100% of the money collected will go to the family and that the GoFundMe is being managed by the family´s law firm.

The communications manager from the law firm that set up the fund, Adner Marcelin of Ben Crump Law, confirmed this to Business Insider: "Our office is contingency fee based so fees for our legal services derive for any recovery obtained for the family (i.e. – the civil law suit). The funds raised here were transferred to Mr. Floyd´s brother, as stated clearly in the fundraiser. They will be distributed according to his family´s wi

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