MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Go Fund Me charitable drive has been established for the benefit of Frenchesca Gerard, the daughter of Athalante Debrosse, the first Maplewoodian to die of COVID-19. The fund is named SOMA Supports Frenchesca's Education.

The fund's description says "this Go Fund Me was established with the permission of the Debrosse family and that all donations go directly to them for Frenchesca's education. In appreciation, Athalante's sister said, "She loved the community and she spoke of you all often...the marching band, the theatre, her church, the school, the outside music in the park. She loved Maplewood."

The $3,000 goal was reached in the first 24 hours of the fund being set up, and donations are still being accepted.