Local woman to raise $25,000 through eco-friendly fundraiser for Wellspring Treatment and Recovery Center
BANGOR – Lisa Scofield, an English teacher at Hampden Academy, will be raising $25,000 for Wellspring, a local substance abuse treatment and recovery center, as she rides her bicycle on an 800-mile tour across Downeast and Northern Maine. The event is being called the Wellspring Women’s Scholarship Tour (WWST) and will take place over three weeks, starting the 3rd week of June.
Wellspring Inc. includes an outpatient office, a Men’s Halfway House, and a Women’s Halfway House, all located in Bangor, ME. Each patient’s ability to pay for services is evaluated with regard to their insurance policy and financial need before admission into the program. Patients are often in need of financial assistance to receive their necessary care, which is why Lisa has chosen to champion the WWST.
Lisa is an avid cyclist and a former employee of Wellspring. Although an 800-mile bicycle tour is a physically demanding event, she hopes to complete the event within three weeks. Her goal to raise $25,000 to benefit the women who utilize Wellspring’s recovery services and are in need of financial assistance has already inspired several community members to make donations to the cause.
Lisa’s charisma and obvious devotion to Wellspring are what drives her to complete the event. She will be receiving no reward, other than the endless gratitude from Wellspring and the surrounding community.
In order to reach her goal, Lisa is accepting donations through July of 2015. Donations can be made online at www.GoFundMe.com/lplpzo, or by checks made payable to Wellspring WWST. Lisa is an incredible woman who deserves the support of her community while she supports Wellspring. Thank you for your consideration.