FERGUSON, Mo. – As the remains of Michael Brown have been turned over to his family, several have offered and raised funding to help with the funeral arrangements.
The account has raised more than $66,100 with a goal of $80,000. Several of those who have donated have contributed small amounts such as $10 and $15. The largest has been two $2,000 donations from an anonymous source and Joy Jackson.
A police officer fatally shot the 18-year-old August 9 in Ferguson, Mo., which has been the site of protests and violent outbreaks since the incident.
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There have also been offers from different sources to pay for the entire funeral and burial of Brown.
Fashion designer and former model Kimora Lee Simmons, who is a St. Louis native, reached out to the family and offered to pay for the entire service, according to her Twitter.
Alpha Phi Alpha, an African-American fraternity, also issued a letter saying that they have offered to pay for the entire service.
There is no word on whether the family has accepted either offer.
Crump issued a statement on behalf of the family that simply said, "The Brown family is overwhelmed at outpouring of support in honor of #MichaelBrown, especially from @apa1906NETwork and @OfficialKimora."
Sunday, Al Sharpton said his National Action Network will pay for the funeral costs for Brown.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced for Brown.
A memorial rally will be held for Brown Sunday at 3 p.m.