Gabby Petito vigil organizer expects to make $25k in donations ‘ten times’ their goal as Brian Laundrie search continues

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Gabby Petito vigil organizer expects to make $25k in donations ‘ten times’ their goal as Brian Laundrie search continues

THE organizer of a vigil for Gabby Petito has said she expects to make $25,000 in donations, ten times the original goal, as the search for Brian L

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THE organizer of a vigil for Gabby Petito has said she expects to make $25,000 in donations, ten times the original goal, as the search for Brian Laundrie continues.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun from Gabby’s hometown of Blue Point, New York, Nora Garvey said she had originally planned to raise a few thousand dollars but the response from the community has been overwhelming.

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Residents across Bayport-Blue Point, Long Island, placed candles at the base of their driveways to remember the Gabby[/caption]

“Oh, my goal was $2,500. And I think I will have done. I think I will be more than 10 times,” shared Garvey.

“I just wanted to do something that they can see that would show them how much support they had in the town like something visual, rather than just the luminary just kind of came to my head,” she added.

Mourners gathered in Blue Point, Long Island, Friday afternoon as a vigil was held for Gabby ahead of her Sunday memorial service.

Laundrie and Patito were roughly two months into a four-month adventure when Laundrie returned to his Florida home with their van on September 1.

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Mourners gathered in Blue Point on Friday afternoon as a vigil was held for Gabby[/caption]

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Gabby’s family have asked the public to send donations for a future foundation instead of flowers[/caption]

Gabby’s parents reported her missing on September 11, and since an outpouring of support has come for the young vlogger.

An autopsy performed on Tuesday confirmed that the body of Gabby had been found in Wyoming.

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Residents across Bayport-Blue Point, Long Island, placed candles at the base of their driveways to remember the Gabby.

The funeral service for Gabby is slated for Sunday, September 26, from 12pm to 5pm, at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home in Holbrook, New York.


Gabby’s remains are set to be cremated as her family prepares for a memorial to say a final farewell to the 22-year-old vlogger.

The Sun understands the family planned for the cremation to take place in Wyoming before the service in New York.

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Laundrie remains a ‘person of interest in the case’ and is still missing – as the search for him at the Carlton Nature Reserve entered a sixth day Friday[/caption]

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Gabby’s remains are set to be cremated[/caption]

The memorial will be open to the public, and could also be streamed online after Gabby’s case made international news.

Laundrie remains a ‘person of interest in the case’ and is still missing – as the search for him at the Carlton Nature Reserve entered a sixth day Friday.

He is now being hunted by the FBI after an arrest warrant was issued for the 23-year-old.

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