Charles Averette, the husband of Tawauna Averette, a nurse and mother of seven who died of complications from COVID-19 on Dec. 8, is organizing a GoFundMe.
Friends have set up an Amazon wish list to give gifts to the family under the name Tawauna.
The family is also accepting donations and gifts at the Dakota Center at 33 Barnett St. in Dayton.
Cash donations can be made at the Kettering Network Credit Union: Tawauna Averette Memorial fund for her family.
Tawauna’s long-time friend, Kellye Alves-Fisher, said her friend was a social person who liked to debate and was very political, but was also a dedicated mom. She was a hard worker and would work two or three jobs at a time. She was active in the local Kami Kares Foundation, Alves-Fisher said, and that’s where the two friends met.