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George Floyd’s GoFundMe memorial campaign received the most donations in platform’s history

People gathered on 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed.

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  • George Floyd’s memorial campaign on GoFundMe received the most donations of all time on the site.
  • TMZ was the first to report the news on Friday and a representative for GoFundMe confirmed to Insider that the memorial fund has received more than 480,000 donations from people in 140 countries worldwide.
  • Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on May 27 after a police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
  • The fundraiser was created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, and has accumulated more than $13,400,000 in donations at the time of this article’s publication.

George Floyd’s GoFundMe campaign reportedly received the most donations of all time on the platform, with more than $13 million raised since it was launched in late May.

On Friday, TMZ was the first to report that the fundraising site hit a new record after the official George Floyd memorial fund, which was created by brother Philonise Floyd, surpassed the original goal of $1,500,000 by millions.

A representative for GoFundMe confirmed to Insider that the campaign received the most individual donations of all GoFundMe fundraisers, with more than 480,000 donations from people in 140 countries worldwide. The fundraiser has received more than $13,400,000 at the time of this article’s publication.

Money from the fundraiser will contribute to “funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George,” the campaign’s description reads. Some of the funds will also be allocated to Floyd’s estate and his children.

In addition to the memorial fund, younger sibling Bridgett Floyd also created a GoFundMe to cover “traveling and other expenses.”

George Floyd’s memorial fund has raised more than $13 million.

Courtesy of Philonise Floyd

The memorial fund was developed on May 27, two days after Floyd, a black Minneapolis man, was killed after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. The moment was captured on video and widely circulated online.

An independent autopsy found that Floyd died from asphyxia due to compression of the neck and back. The results also contradicted a Hennepin County Attorney’s Office autopsy, which found no evidence of “traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

Since Floyd’s death, arresting officer Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin was later charged with second-degree murder as well.

The three other officers present — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane — lost their jobs and were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The death of Floyd and many others, like Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, has sparked outrage and nationwide protests in the US as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Celebrities have been donating money to organizations, marching in protests, sharing resources with fans, and vowing to change in support.

AMC Networks To Go Dark In Tribute To George Floyd

Five of AMC’s national networks will be going dark in a tribute to George Floyd during his memorial service, which is underway in Minneapolis, MN.

AMC, IFC, We TV, BBC America and SundanceTV will go dark for 8 minutes and 46 seconds at 3:45 PM ET, marking the amount of time that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck, resulting in Floyd’s death. The move by AMC follows the NAACP’s call to observe a moment of silence for pause/reflection at that time.

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28 Comments

  1. Reply

    The painful part of this story is that he became famous after his death…

  2. Reply

    May his soul rest in peace

  3. Reply

    Good post

  4. Reply

    Awesome

  5. Reply

    See how famous a dead man is

  6. Reply

    This is really good and interesting to know

  7. Reply

    Keep resting Floyd

  8. Reply

    Very impressive

  9. Reply

    God bless you for the time you brought to share this with us

  10. Reply

    Rip George Floyd

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    Rest in peace
    May your spirit rest in God’s perpetual mercy

  12. Reply

    May his soul rest in peace

  13. Reply

    Nice

  14. Reply

    Wonderful

  15. Reply

    Nice one

  16. Reply

    May his soul rest in peace

  17. Reply

    Thanks for the update

  18. Reply

    Thanks for the update

  19. Reply

    Nice exposition

  20. Reply

    May he continue to rest on and may justice be served.
    I hope the family finds consolation in the fact that world was moved with the death of their own.
    And that the world shares in their sympathy

  21. Reply

    nice

  22. Reply

    Jumboearn is the best

  23. Reply

    This is good

  24. Reply

    Good update

  25. Reply

    Nice info

  26. Reply

    Wow…this is real good

  27. Reply

    Rest on brother

  28. Reply

    Nice
    Thanks for sharing

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