Roommates, the passing of George Floyd is impacting not only the United States, but countries across the world in a way that has never been seen before! As some of the world gathers in protest, others are signing petitions for justice, and opening their wallets to give to George’s cause.
According to TMZ, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has set the record the most donations to be given to a GoFundMe page in the sites history! The campaign launched about a week ago, and has already seen 500,000 donors give more $13 million.
A spokesperson for GoFundMe says the campaign has also gone global, and is receiving donations from 125 countries around the world.
George’s brother, Philonise, says the money will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, provide counseling, pay for travel for all court proceedings, and assist the family with any extra expenses as they continue to seek justice for George. Some of the funds will reportedly go to George’s estate to take care of his kids and fund their education.
As we previously reported, there are four memorial services planned to celebrate the life of George Floyd, held in various states across the country. The first memorial service was held on Wednesday, and included a turn out from celebrities including T.I. and Tiny, Ludacris, Kevin Hart, and Tiffany Haddish.
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TSR STAFF: Danielle J! @prettyaries16 ____________________ Over a week since he was tragically murdered at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer #DerekChauvin, #GeorgeFloyd is set to have multiple services planned to celebrate his life. According to new reports, George Floyd will have memorial services in both Minneapolis and North Carolina—while his official funeral will be held in Houston. _____________________ @AJC reports, George Floyd will have two memorial services. The first is scheduled from 1-3PM on June 4th in Minneapolis and the second will take place on June 6th also from 1-3PM in North Carolina where he was born. Additionally, a public viewing is scheduled for June 8th at The Fountain of Praise Church near Houston, Texas where Floyd grew up, from 12-6PM. Meanwhile, his official funeral is planned for 11AM on June 9th at the same church, with his burial to follow. _____________________ In a new release regarding the funeral, it was announced that the service will be ticketed. Floyd’s family has requested that his funeral be “grand” and were searching tirelessly to find a venue to hold all of the expected attendees to pay their respects—which is likely why the funeral had to require tickets. Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center in Texas is handling all of the arrangements for each of George Floyd’s-Click The Link In Bio To Read More!