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UnitedHealth Donating $10M to Honor George Floyd's Memory

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By    |   Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:03 AM

UnitedHealth Group announced it will pay for college for George Floyd’s children and contribute more than $10 million to help the Minneapolis area impacted by the riots.

Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody last week.

The Star Tribune reported UnitedHealth, which is based in Minnesota, said the donation will include $5 million and up to 25,000 hours of its employees’ volunteer time to aid businesses looking to rebuild.

In addition, the company is donating another $5 million in Floyd’s memory to the YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence in Floyd’s memory.

And KARE11 said the company has also set up a trust fund to pay for the college education of Floyd’s children.

“George Floyd's death is an unspeakable tragedy,” said David Wichmann, chief executive officer for UnitedHealth. “Communities all across America are struggling to make sense of what's happened and how we as a society pull together to move forward, heal, learn and grow."

And Glen Gunderson, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities added: “We all have a lot of work ahead of us to address long-standing inequities, and it’s going to take individuals, government and private enterprises like UnitedHealth Group to achieve our goals of a more inclusive society.”

Video shot by a bystander shows Floyd handcuffed, lying on his stomach and seemingly subdued, as a police officer pressed his knee down on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. The police officer has been arrested.

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