*Supporters of Darren Wilson have been at work raising funds for the embattled Ferguson, MO police officer and his family.
According to reports, over $225,000 has been raised via GoFundMe.com, a crowdfunding website created last week “to support Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department.”
“We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time in their lives,” description on the page reads. “All proceeds will be sent directly to Darren Wilson and his family for any financial needs they may have including legal fees.”
At this time, more than 5,600 people have pledged toward a goal of $250,000. Along with their donations, Wilson’s supporters added remarks, media sources noted while adding that some of the comments were incendiary.
The comments were addressed directly early Friday on Twitter by GoFundMe, which stated the “comments posted in violation of GoFundMe’s terms have been removed.”
Efforts by Wilson’s supporters to raise money come as White House officials attend Michael Brown’s funeral on behalf of the Obama administration. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. today at Friendly Temple Missionary Church in St. Louis.
Attending officials include Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office, a White House official told NBC News.
Wilson’s supporters aren’t the only ones with a page set up on GoFundMe. The family of Michael Brown raised $160,000 over eight days as of Friday afternoon via their page on the site.