A GoFundMe campaign to help the family of George Floyd, the black man, who died after a white Minneapolis police officer forcefully knelt on his neck during his arrest, has received almost $13 million, the most donations of all time.
The campaign, ‘Official George Floyd Memorial Fund’, created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise, has received more than 450,000 donations totaling $12,987,100, as of Friday morning of June 5.
The initial goal was to raise $1.5 million.
A GoFundMe spokesperson, who spoke to TMZ, confirmed that the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has already received the highest number of individual donations for a GoFundMe page.
The spokesperson noted that the campaign has gone global, getting donations from 125 countries.
Philonise said 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 children and provide for their education.
Retired boxer, Floyd Mayweather, days ago, sent a cheque of $88,500, after he offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral costs in four separate services.
Mayweather said he was prepared to finance funerals in Houston, Minnesota, Charlotte, and one other location that is yet to be confirmed.
His close representatives reportedly told TMZ that “he is just doing what he feels is right in his heart.”