Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund Raises $1.2M+ in Just Two Days
Nichols' parents launched the GoFundMe to cover for time they intend to take off from work for their ‘long and burdensome’ grieving process.
A GoFundMe for Tyre Nichols created by his mother, RowVaughn Wells, has raised more than $1.2 million in two days.
Wells and Nichols’ stepfather, Rodney Wells, launched the GoFundMe to help support the cost of mental health services and to cover for time they intend to take off from work for their ‘long and burdensome’ grieving process. They also said that they want to build a memorial skate park for their son, who loved skateboarding.
“Tyre Nichols was loved by his community and was known to be gentle, kind, and joyful. He loved skating and was originally from the Bay Area in California. He was known as someone ‘you know when he comes through the door he wants to give you a hug’ and that ‘he wouldn’t hurt a fly,’” it says on the GoFundMe page.
“He had never been in trouble with the law, not even a parking ticket. He was an honest man, a wonderful son, and kind to everyone. He was quirky and true to himself, and his loss will be felt nationally,” it continues.
If you’d like to contribute or learn more, please visit this link: