SANFORD, Fla. - Following in the footsteps of their son, George Zimmerman’s parents have turned to the internet to raise money, according to a WFTV Orlando report.
A week after George re-launched his personal website, Robert and Gladys Zimmerman launched their own to raise the funds they will need to relocate.
George is charged with second degree murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February.
The site, Robertandgladys.com , has a bold red, white and blue theme, and it shares the problems the family has faced since Martin’s death occurred.
The lengthy story posted on the site states that the family has repeatedly received threats, jeopardizing their safety.
"One in particular was alarming because it threatened to kill anyone with George’s DNA – it was not mailed, but was left at our front door," the site reads.
The Zimmerman’s names, address and phone numbers have been publicly shared since the case was made public, and Gladys said that at that point, she knew her family needed to move.
"Therefore, I am providing a link for those supporters who would like to leave us a personal message or contribute to our greatly increased living expenses, and our eventual relocation," the site continues.
It also states that money is needed for health issues, and the Zimmerman couple paint their son as a pious, philanthropic man without a racist bone in his body.
"Every supper was eaten as a family, and there was always a prayer for the less fortunate. The word 'hate' was never allowed in the Zimmerman household," the site reads.
The couple discussed the family’s close relationship with two black girls whom George’s grandmother would often babysit. The parents also highlighted that George was an altar boy in the Catholic Church for eight years.
There’s no word on how much Robert and Gladys Zimmerman have yet raised, but WFTV's report says George Zimmerman’s site has earned $10,000 in donations since his nationally televised interview last week.
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