Friday December 13, 2013
(UPDATE) Salem-News.com Needs Financial HelpSalem-News.com
It is a somewhat desperate situation; please help our operation survive.
(SALEM) - I have added the image to the right from Google Earth of our humble home to show our supporters who it is they are helping, and also to show that while we are financially challenged, we're the kings of ingenuity in context with today's technology.
Austin King actually received a tip that the funny looking vehicle was on our street, he was able to get our company sign out in time for the Google Earth car as it drove by with its multiple cameras snapping away.
They tend to scrub people out of their pictures, but Salem-News.com has this habit of showing up when least expected.
In this hard time, we have received several messages of support; several are shown below in the story comments, while others were sent via email.Some of the messages we have received are so wonderful, it means to much to us.
Here are a few that have arrived since we announced to the world that we were in this compromised position:
The original message is below and it is unchanged. An advertiser who we counted on, dropped out and left us in quite a fix. We need time to replace that revenue and the help of our readers is extremely valuable to us at this hard time.
We have received help from a number of parties, but we are still striving to exist; so far we have raised just a little over $600 and we aren't where we need to be. We are thrilled and appreciative beyond words for the generosity e have seen. It reinforces our belief in what we are doing. If we can get out of this slump it will be really helpful.
Running Salem-News.com is an effort in itself every day, but worrying about the worst possible outcome of financial disparity is not something I want to have to consider.
We work hard every day with no exceptions to publish news that helps and in some cases, even has the potential to save people. The amount of extremely important news that goes unpublished every day in the U.S. by the mainstream press and broadcast outlets is staggering, particularly to any journalist who really explores the subject while building inroads with contacts in the affected areas.
So again, for all of the people who have assumed that because we own Salem-News.com, we are wealthy, here is a real look at our surroundings, it isn't much but it is home and we really appreciate the help we have received.
If you have ever considered helping Salem-News.com, this is a good time. We have been online for eight years, our news is steadily growing on a world scale and we compete with the biggest news agencies, but we lead very meager and humble lives on scant ad revenue. We had an advertiser pull their business this week and it could not have come at a worse time, leaving us in a fairly perilous situation.
We work endlessly to provide the human rights based news that others fail to deliver, it is an amazing and succinct operation that has been online steadily since 2004. But we really need financial assistance or we will be facing a very bleak picture.
So, if you can help then please send what you can via the PayPal icon at the top right side of Salem-News.com. Our immediate need is for slightly more than $1500, we can not emphasize how important it is that we reach this goal immediately. If you want to send money or a check then please just write to:
Salem-News.com P.O. Box 5238 Salem, Oregon 97304
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