Issa Rae Effort to Assist Family of #AltonSterling Over $340,000

Issa Rae Effort to Assist Family of #AltonSterling Over $340,000


Yesterday, after video news of the police shooting death of the police shooting death of Alton Sterling hit the internet, actress and writer Issa Rae began a GoFundMe for his family.

That effort has now raised over $360,000 in less than 48 hours.

“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,” the GoFundMe page reads.

The GoFundMe page can be seen here.

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