Gabby Petito’s family started a foundation in her honor, and are humbled by the community support.
Named “Gabby Petito Foundation,” it partners with other organizations to find missing persons.
The foundation also focuses on education, awareness, and prevention of domestic abuse.
The foundation raised thousands of dollars through various fundraisers and outreach.
Attendees of the North Port City Hall memorial for Petito created artwork for her.
The foundation shared gratitude on Twitter for the community’s cards, letters, and kind words.
Twitter followers responded to the message with personal testimonies of their own domestic violence stories.
People also responded with the butterfly emoji, to symbolize change for domestic abuse survivors.
Gabby’s father, Joseph, also tweeted his gratitude and asked for people to share their stories.