Alex Ray $100K Challenge for Recovery: 2 weeks and $29,520 to go

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MANCHESTER, NH — With just two weeks to go, the Alex Ray $100,000 challenge is close to three-quarters of the way to its goal as the Nov. 1 deadline looms, with 138 donations totaling $70,480 received so far.

And when that $100,000 mark is reached, the $100,000 raised will become $200,000, thanks to a fund-raising match issued by Ray earlier this month.

The Common Man Family Owner and founder issued the challenge to jump-start a campaign to raise money to increase the number of treatment beds available through Easter Seals NH, which operates drug abuse treatment programs at the Farnum Center in Manchester and Farnum North in Franklin.

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Alex Ray, owner of the Common Man Family of restaurants, is in long-term recovery himself. He’s challenged NH to donate dollars for recovery beds.

Easter Seals NH Farnum North recently had a groundbreaking at Barlett Cottage in Franklin, for which renovations are expected to be completed by February 2016. At that time, Bartlett Cottage will house 20 co-ed treatment beds. Additionally, Easter Seals is in the process of licensing 42 existing beds for residential treatment at Farnum North’s Webster Place.

“I believe New Hampshire deserves better and has the means to be better. It will take all of us to accomplish this,” said Ray, who is himself in long-term recovery. “There are record numbers of people dying from overdoses in New Hampshire and we must respond.”

All donors who give $100 or more will be recognized for their support and generosity with their name on a plaque at Farnum North. Click here to donate today.

If you would like to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, please contact Courtney Smith at 603.621.3456 or

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