Community raises over $20K for NH family whose daughter died during 2017 blizzard
GILFORD — A community is showing their support for a Gilford family that lost their daughter during the 2017 blizzard.
"Today my sister suffered the most extreme loss a mother could possibly ever experience ....the loss of her beautiful daughter Ava Rose," Nicole Hunter Ryan wrote on a GoFundMe page to help out the family.
Ava Rose Doris died Tuesday morning after her car left the roadway and hit a tree on Route 11A. Police believed the snow-covered roads were a factor in the crash.
The GoFundMe page, which has raised nearly $3,000 so far, said Ava only had her license for three short weeks before losing her life in a car crash.
The family is making arrangements for Ava's funeral, which donations raised through the GoFundMe will go toward.
"We would like to provide a beautiful celebration of life that Ava Rose truly deserves," Ryan wrote.
Money is also being raised for the family through YouCaring, which has surpassed it's $10,000 goal.
"Your donation will provide the much needed financial relief so that this family can work through their grief and focus on their healing," wrote Sunday Gulbicki Dearborn, the creator of Ava's YouCaring site.
Throughout the two fundraising sites, many offered their condolences to the family.
"Thank you for sharing your beautiful Ava with us. Please know you all remain in our thoughts," Leslie Carroll wrote.
Along with cash donations, people are also offering meals to the family as they grieve through Meal Train.
Members of the community signed up to make meals for the family for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next week-and-a-half. These meals range from chicken marsala to waffles and fruit salad.
The site also offers accepts cash donations. So far, more than $9,000 has been raised for the Doris family with a goal of $15,000.
The Gilford Police Department identified Ava as the victim of the crash through a tweet Tuesday afternoon.
Gilford PD Dispatcher Tim Doris lost his 16yo daughter Ava this morning in a single motor vehicle crash in... https://t.co/qeDb7GTHtR— GILFORD POLICE (@gilfordpd) March 14, 2017
They also stated that she was the daughter of the department's dispatcher, Tim Doris.