Reports say the “Official George Floyd Memorial Fund” hosted on GoFundMe raised more than $13 million on Friday, breaking the crowd funding site’s all-time record for highest number of individual donations, .
The campaign, organized by George’s brother Philonise, has received nearly 500,000 donations from 125 countries since its launch on May 27. The amount raised currently sits at $13.1 million as of Friday afternoon, a spokesperson told TMZ.
The money raised will cover funeral and burial expenses, provide mental and grief counseling, cover travel accommodations for court proceedings, and assist the family moving forward. A portion of the funds will go to Floyd’s estate to provide for his children and further their education.
The previous GoFundMe record was a campaign that raised funds to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. It collected $25 million with more than 300,00 donations.
A coronavirus campaign raising funds for ICU beds in Italy moved to the third spot, receiving more than 206,000 individual donations in less than three months.