George Floyd‘s death is impacting the world in ways unforseen. In just a little over a week, we have watched our nation come together to protest against police brutality and not only the heartless murder of George, but the racial injustice and wrongful killings of our black brothers and sisters for decades.
With our hearts breaking for Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and countless other names of innocent black lives slain, who knew George Floyd would be the name to shake the nation, and trigger the world to get involved with the #BlackLivesMatter movement like never before.
According to TMZ, launched just shy of two weeks ago, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has broken the GoFundMe record for most donations ever. With nearly 500k donations from 125 countries, George’s fundraiser accumulated an astonishing $13 million.
Sources close to George state the proceeds will be used to cover counseling, funeral and burial expenses, lodging and travel for court proceedings, the support of his children, their college educations and to assist George’s family moving forward as they seek justice.
From one family to another, our condolences are with the Floyd family. We wish them much success moving forward and we wish to see our nation continue to be and push for the change we wish to see in the world.