5 Local GoFundMe Drives To Support This Holiday

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — With the holidays traditionally seen as a time for giving, Portsmouth Press decided to look into local Portsmouth fundraisers.

Here’s a look at 5 local GoFundMe drives to support this holiday season. 

To learn more about any of the GoFundMe drives, click on the title. All of the fundraisers were posted within the last year. 

5 Local GoFundMe Drives

Kaela’s Chance To Beat Leukemia


The fund was created by Shannon Meade on Nov. 28. To date, organizers have raised $12,645 of a $50,000 goal. 

We have created this Gofundme page to humbly ask to financially help out Kaela Santillo Aspeel as she begins her journey fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Katie’s (Murphy) Cancer Help Fund


The fund was created by Maureen Murphy Mills on Oct. 11. To date, organizers have raised $2,423 of $5,000 goal. 

Hi ~ I’m Maureen, Katie is my sister who was just recently diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer…The money will be used for travel expenses, overnight stays and gas, etc.  Also some days she will need to be take off  from work.

Portsmouth for Peru


The fund was created by Emma Rainer on behalf of Richard Rainer on June 6. To date, organizers have raised $1,699 of a $5,000 goal. 

My name is Emma Rainer and I am an upcoming senior at Portsmouth High School. As my senior project, I have chosen to do a service trip to Peru in February of 2017. I and a dedicated group of students at the school will be working through the UK based organization Kiya Survivors.

Medical expenses


The fund was created by Lisa Pastore on Sept. 19. To date, organizers have raised $6,450 of $11.3k goal. 

As most of you know, this last year has been a major challenge for me. It started last September with shooting pain in my hip and right leg.  Over the past year it has gotten progressively worse. I am no longer able to sit or stand still in one place…If I am blessed with donations I will be able to pay my medical bills, pay for weekly therapy, buy food and cover my condo expenses until I find a renter.

Saving Stanley 


The fund was created by Sherri Gastall on May 14. To date, organizers have raised $1,150 of a $2,000 goal. 

With the help of my gracious, animal loving friends we were able to get Stanley to safety, however he needs medical treatment.

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