Updated, fundraising stopped: Jahmi’us Ramsey’s mom loses almost everything in house fire, TTU posts GoFundMe


UPDATE: More than $7,000 was raised in the hour after the promotion by Texas Tech Basketball

Photo Credit: J. Davis

LUBBOCK, Texas — On Wednesday, Texas Tech Basketball took to Twitter to ask for help for the mother of one of its freshman stars.

In the Twitter post, they said Falisha Bryant, the mother of freshman guard Jahmis’us Ramsey, had suffered a devastating house fire. The post said early assessments are indicating that she has lost most of her possessions.

By Thursday morning, Tech fans had raised $39,861 — more than the goal — and the donations were turned off.

“In accordance with NCAA rules, once we have verification of the specific losses, we will personally provide the donated funds to Ms. Bryant,” Texas Tech Athletics said. “Although we will do our best to limit excess donations – any amounts raised beyond the goal will be given to a local non-profit organization.

The GoFundMe was organized by Senior Associate Athletics Director Jonathan Botros, according to the donation page.

The page also said that people were able to help by donating at any Texas Tech Federal Credit Union location.

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