Hollis-based website provides forum for good deeds
By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent | September 22. 2013 9:59PM
Too many times, Wheeler worked with individuals dealing with an unexpected illness or life-altering accident that was not fully covered by health insurance.
Dedicating Dollars is a new online site that is helping individuals raise enough money to afford all of their mishaps, bills and dreams. Wheeler, of Hollis, created the crowdfunding site as a way of giving back to the people who desperately need a helping hand, he said.
For cancer patients who must travel into Boston for medical services three times a week, there are many underlying costs that can really add up, according to Wheeler. Fuel, lodging and food can become costly, he said.
So far, there are nearly 10 fundraisers already posted on the site, and Wheeler is optimistic the business will flourish once people begin to understand the concept.
“That is a very competitive fee, and I am proud of that,” he added.
Ray Brouillette, co-owner of Peaceworks Animal Sanctuary in Bedford, is spending a minimum of $2,000 per month in operational costs to care for several rescue dogs and horses housed at his 13-acre property.
The sanctuary is hoping to receive some pit bulls that were recently rescued from a pit-bull fighting ring raid in Texas, according to Brouillette, who said incredibly sick dogs could rack up a price-tag of nearly $2,500 to make healthy, especially if surgery is necessary.
Brouillette is optimistic that Dedicating Dollars will serve as an outlet that could potentially provide financial hope for his animal rescue efforts. To learn more about Dedicating Dollars, visit www.dedicatingdollars.com.