George Floyd GoFundMe draws most donors ever
More than 500,000 donors have contributed to the page from around the world, more than any previous effort for anything, a rep there told TMZ on Friday.
The donations have already topped $13 million in just over a week.
The “Official George Floyd Memorial Fund” was set up on May 27 by Floyd’s brother, Philonise, and had sought to raise $1.5 million.
The money will be used for funeral, burial, travel and grief counseling expenses related to George’s Memorial Day death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the site said.
Remaining funds will go to the Floyd estate to care for and educate his children, the site said.
The GoFundMe account and the Floyd estate are being managed by Tallahassee, Fla.-based law firm Ben Crump Law, the site said.
A rep there did not immediately respond to a press inquiry.