Dylann Roof's sister asks for money to cover wedding she canceled after shooting
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The sister of alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Storm Roof has reportedly launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of her wedding and honeymoon, which were canceled in the aftermath of last month's massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

According to a GoFundMe page titled “A Fresh Start For Michael and Amber,” Amber Roof sought $5000 “to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon.”


Roof was scheduled to marry Michael Tyo on June 21 — four days after her brother allegedly entered a historic black church in downtown Charleston, S.C., and murdered nine congregants.

"As many of you know Michael and I had to abruptly cancel our wedding day, due to the tragedy that occurred in Charleston,” Roof is said to have written in the fundraiser’s description. "June 21st was suppose to be the happiest day of our lives. It is the day every girl dreams of, it was the day we dreamed of. We had each other, we have the perfect venue, and we had our vows ready to be read. We were ready! We had planned out every detail for months and months. It was going to be the PERFECT day!”

The page was ultimately pulled, but not before racking up over $1,600 in donations from 30 individuals.

You can read the rest of Roof’s letter to supporters below:

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.

The Charleston Massacre took place and our lives were forever changed. The media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day. Destroying the first day of Michael and my life together.

We cancelled 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 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.

Money raised will be used to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon. 10% of all funds raised will be donated to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We thank you for any contrabution you can make.

Our lives have been forever changed and touched by all the love and support you have shown us through this difficult time. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS! GOD BLESS!

Love, The Tyo’s