Trae Tha Truth met with the family of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen on Wednesday (August 12) ahead of her funeral to surprise them with a $30,000 donation.
Vanessa was murdered on April 22 by another soldier, Aaron David Robinson, 20, who killed himself during a police pursuit on June 30. Robinson's suspected girlfriend, Cecily Anne Aguilar, 22, was taken into custody on July 2 and charged with one federal count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence.
Trae raised the money by selling merchandise, telling Houston's ABC affiliate, "Vanessa is a Houstonian. I'm at a point in my life where we have to protect our women. We have to protect us all, but we really have to protect our women. It's a disappointment when people cry out for help and we don't take it as serious."
Vanessa's family met with Donald Trump last month, and he offered to pay for funeral expenses, stating, "If you need help with the funeral financially, I will help." Ahead of the meeting, Vanessa's family spoke at a rally and called for better investigations of harassment in the military.
Vanessa's sister Lupe told the crowd, "Fort Hood is supposed to be held accountable. Leadership has to be held accountable. We are here to demand justice for Vanessa."