A GoFundMe campaign for Alton Sterling’s children has raised more than $340,000 in less than 24 hours. On Wednesday, writer and actress Issa Rae of The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl fame tweeted about feeling helpless when things like the senseless killing of Sterling happened, as well as seeing Sterling’s 15-year-old son break down in tears while his mother spoke to the press about Sterling’s death. It prompted her to reach out to Sterling’s family and create a GoFundMe for scholarship funds for Sterling’s five children.
In the information portion of the campaign, it read,
If you feel helpless, but want to play a small part in easing the burden of #AltonSterling’s family, consider donating to this scholarship fund for his 15-year-old son (and his other kids).
*ALL* funds raised will go to Alton Sterling’s family.
In the last 22 hours, the campaign has raised $347,049 raised by almost 12,000 people.