Help the arrested protesters, damaged businesses, and others affected by the protests denouncing the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
America has been roiled by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, both black, and both killed by police.
We don’t need to tell you that people are Sick Of This Shit.
Protests arose in Minneapolis and several other American cities in the wake of the killings and have continued through the last week of May 2020.
This post collects information on GoFundMe pages and other efforts established to help those affected by the protests.
These include protesters who were arrested and need bail money and also businesses and neighborhoods that suffered damage.
We at OTYCD expect to update this page periodically as we learn of new efforts and delist older ones that have received sufficient funds.
We will not be including online petitions [scroll to the bottom of this page to learn why].
We also won’t post about upcoming in-person protests [scroll almost to the bottom of this page to learn why].
And we apologize that so many of these actions involve donations of money during a time when so many have lost their jobs. If you can’t give right now, understood. Instead, share this information widely and encourage others to do what they can.
One last warning: Some of the links below contain graphic descriptions and possibly video links that detail the death of George Floyd.
Read the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)’s text, Fighting Police Abuse: A Community Action Manual:
Read this Star-Tribune piece about how to help Minneapolis:
Here’s a roundup from The Cut titled How to Help Demand Justice for George Floyd:
We Love Lake Street helps small businesses and nonprofits in Minneapolis’s Lake Street area to rebuild:
You can give, specifically, to the Minnesota branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):
The Minnesota Freedom Fund provides bail money and has been boosting other bail funds and worthy local causes through its Twitter account:
…and donate through this page [please note: they DO NOT have a Venmo. Only use the donation tools offered here]:
Donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund:
Donate to a different bail fund in your area:
We’re putting the official George Floyd Memorial Fund’s GoFundMe page last because its goal was $1.5 million and as of May 30, 2020, it had raised $3.8 million. It belongs here regardless.
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