The sister of the Charleston shooter has taken down a GoFundMe campaign to fund her wedding.
Amber Roof, Dylann Roof’s sister, created a crowdfunding campaign on the website GoFundMe in order to raise money for her wedding. Roof’s original wedding was set to take place on June 21, just four days after her brother killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
As a result of her brother’s actions, Roof had to cancel her wedding.
On the GoFundMe page, Roof wrote,
“We cancelled [sic] our wedding to protect our family and mourn the lives of those lost. Many friends and family members came into town and took time off of work to be there for us. We could not ask you to do that again.
We would like the chance to start our lives on a postive [sic] note. Therefore, we have decided to start a Go Fund Me account. We know money cannot replace the wedding we lost and our perfect day, however it will help us to create new memories and a new start with our new family. “
In addition to funding the wedding, Roof added, “10% of all funds raised will be donated to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.”
After news of Roof's campaign hit the media, individuals started sharing their opinions on social media:
GoFundMe's media director, Kelsea Little, told MRCTV the campaign was removed by its organizer, Roof.
The campaign had already raised over $1,500 of the requested $5,000 before its removal.