The sister of the suspected Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, asked the public for donations after she canceled her wedding, which was originally scheduled for several days after the shooting.
In a GoFundMe post, Amber Roof asked for $5,000 to pay for her and her fiance's wedding, which was originally set for June 21. She has since taken the page down.
Several users left comments on the page that criticized Roof for creating a GoFundMe fundraiser. One user posted several ways people could donate to the shooting victims’ families instead. Another user donated $9 to the fund for the nine victims.
A GoFundMe employee sent this statement to WSOC-TV:
"The campaign in question was removed by the Campaign Organizer. Organizers have the ability to remove their campaigns whenever they choose."
The couple canceled their wedding after Amber’s brother was accused of the shooting at Emanuel AME church just three days before the wedding date. Amber said canceling the ceremony cost them thousands of dollars and brought sorrow, pain and shame to her wedding day.
"Our wedding day was suppose to be the most important and special day of our lives. It was suppose to start our lives together with our new family. Our day was the exact opposite. Our wedding day was full of sorrow, pain, and shame, tainted by the actions of one man," Amber said in the post.
Amber said she will donate 10 percent of the money raised to Emanuel AME.
So far, the couple has not rescheduled their wedding.