Oct 22, 2015 4:31 PM
Challenge for Recovery: NH residents, businesses challenged to raise $135,000 for substance abuse center expansion
CONCORD - As substance abuse continues to take more lives in the Granite State, one business owner has created a fundraiser aimed at treatment and recovery programs for substance abuse.
Alex Ray, owner and founder of the Common Man, challenged NH residents and businesses earlier this month to raise $100,000 for the Challenge of Recovery - and he would match it.
In just two weeks, the goal was exceeded and now Alex Ray, the NH Charitable Foundation, and Easter Seals have increased the matching gift challenge to $135,000 before November 1st - allowing the potential total amount raised to $270,000.
All of the donations will go toward the expansion of the Easter Seals NH Treatment and Recovery Programs, a center long committed to supporting people through substance abuse.
Many donations come from people whose family members or friends have lost the battle with opioid addiction.
For more information on the Challenge for Recovery, the list of donations made in honor of loved ones and how to make donations, visit the website here.