Niecy Nash appeared on "Good Morning America" Friday morning to announce the cast of "Reno 911" is donating $10,000 to the family of the late George Floyd.

The nation was rocked when Floyd, a black man, died Monday night in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while arresting him. He was 46 years old. Protests in Minneapolis -- and elsewhere -- have erupted in outrage over Floyd's death.

"Good morning! I am so happy to announce this morning our donation here on 'Good Morning America,'" Nash began. "Our cast of 'Reno 911,' we play bumbling cops on TV but, in real life, this is no laughing matter to any of us."

"I am the mother of a black son and I'm devastated," the "Getting On" star continued. "Our entire cast is brokenhearted about the passing of George Floyd and prayerfully this donation will be a small step towards healing for his family."

Derek Chauvin, the man who knelt on Floyd's neck, and three other Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the incident have been fired as a result. A federal investigation into the matter is currently underway.

The effort was spearheaded by Nash's 'Reno 911' co-star Cedric Yarborough who himself is from Minneapolis. "We hope that this small gesture will help the Floyd family," the former 'Speechless' star told 'GMA' in a statement.