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GoFundMe for George Floyd family one of the biggest of all time

The fundraiser surpassed $7 million Monday morning.

It's been a week since 46-year-old George Floyd died while in police custody. And while a week of protests and violence has followed, there has been numerous stories of good being told throughout the Twin Cities. 

One of the most incredible stories is the response to support the family of Floyd, with donations from all over the world surpassed $8 million on GoFundMe and is rapidly nearing $9 million. . 

"My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother's neck, obstructing his ability to breathe," wrote Floyd's sister, Philonise Floyd.

"As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother's life. Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died."

Reaching $8 million puts the online fundraiser among the top GoFundMe campaigns of all time. 

Last year, after a young boy was thrown from a fourth floor balcony at the Mall of America, supporters from all over the world generated more than $1 million for the boy and his family. 

At the time, it was one of only a couple of handfuls of GoFundMe campaigns to surpass $1 million. Bring Me The News has reached out to GoFundMe to see where the George Floyd fundraiser ranks, but it's quite likely that it's one of only very few to push towards the $10 million mark. 

Sadly, most of the top fundraisers are created in the wake of tragedy, including the devastating bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, a fund for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting, and the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas in Florida. 

Meanwhile, more of "Minnesota Nice" is happening throughout the riot-stricken areas of the Twin Cities. There have been massive cleanup efforts and grocery donations, in addition to a nonprofit – the Lake Street Council – raising more than $2 million to help rebuild businesses that were destroyed by fires during last week's riots. 

You can donate to Lake Street Council here, or find other ways to give back through our list of fundraising opportunities here

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