Shanquella Robinson’s GoFundMe donations are pouring in. The 25-year-old entrepreneur’s family is still reeling from her loss and looking for any help they can get in solving her case and finding justice. The internet has rallied behind them and done everything they can to shed a spotlight on her passing and the people involved. Qullia Long took to GoFundMe to create a fund for her sister in hopes of helping ease some of their financial burdens while they seek justice.
Named “Shanquella Robinson Family,” Shanquella Robinson’s GoFundMe was created by her sister Quilla. The description rehashed the details of Shanquella’s final days and said there was initially some pushback from the US government about what took place. “The United States State Department released a statement claiming ‘no clear evidence of foul play,’ yet there is a video circulating of a woman violently attacking Shanquella. This statement is unacceptable, and we are beyond devastated. We continue to fight for the truth.”
In the time since she started the fundraiser, the FBI and Mexican government have gotten involved and are looking to try the five friends who were on the trip with Robinson. Quilla goes on to say, “We face a tremendous unexpected financial burden and a great deal of pain as we prepare to lay my sister to rest. Any support you can contribute to our legal fees and other critical expenses is greatly appreciated.”
People have donated in great numbers, including Kyrie Irving, who donated $50k and is currently their top donation. To date the family has raised over $400,000 with the current goal set at $405,000. Kyrie also made a separate donation of 15k, and other notable names include John Legere, Kemba Walker, and Rel Howery. In total, over 6.6k people donated to Shanquella Robinson’s GoFundMe to help the family with their legal fees as they seek justice.
Over the weekend, Shanquella Robinson’s family held a rally as they fight for justice. According to the family, thousands of supporters were unable to attend Shanquella’s funeral, so the rally was held to allow supporters to show their support for Shanquella and her family. Nearly 200 people were attendance at the rally including Akayla Galloway, founder of the Social Justice Center, Minister Quovella Wilson, Charlotte mayor and the County commissioner.
Member of the Million Youth March, Melissa Howard-Jone spoke during the rally. Melissa Howard Jones insisted the community was coming together to shower the family with love and wrap their arms around them. The rally lasted for nearly three hours.
At this moment, there hasn’t been much progress in the case. Shanquella Robinson’s mother still has yet to receive the name on the arrest warrant.