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George Floyd’s GoFundMe accounts have raised over $9 million for his family … and counting

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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 $9 million and counting.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The…

  • 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 $9 million and counting.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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 five 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 it is being managed by the family’s law firm.

With the global attention, including a shout-out to the fund by former President Barack Obama, the GoFundMe has quickly ratcheted up into the millions. As of this writing, the fund had raised just shy of $9 million and was climbing by the minute.

“Our hearts are overwhelmed!” Philonise Floyd wrote in reaction to the over 345,000 donors who had contributed.

At the same time, George Floyd’s younger sister, Bridgett Floyd, also launched a GoFundMe campaign. She was hoping to raise $5,000 to help her pay for traveling and other expenses associated with his memorial. That fund had raised over $262,000 and counting as well.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Philonise Floyd as George Floyd’s sister. The two were brothers.

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