In a world ruled by money, one of the most effective and useful things to do in times of crisis is donating to organisations and institutions fighting for a specific cause. You’ve probably seen many of them already, but here’s a reminder just in case. The first one is the official George Floyd Memorial Fund on gofundme.com, which will help his family “to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counselling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George,” they explain on the page.
In addition to that, you can also donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a community-based nonprofit organisation that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot otherwise afford it – and taking a look at police brutality in Minneapolis (as well as other cities like NYC, where a viral video shows two police cars running over peaceful demonstrators), there will be many needing it. Also based in Minneapolis, you can donate to the Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/, which was founded in 2017 with the aim to “center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organizations core DNA to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns.”
But as riots grow in every major city across the country, there are many more organisations that need your help you can donate to – from the gofundme campaign seeking justice for Maud, the black citizen killed by two white men when jogging on his neighbourhood, to the National Bail Out Fund. Of course, looking at the bigger picture, you can also donate to Black Lives Matter, a global network fighting for Black people’s rights across the world and especially in the USA.