Hello friends of Bushwick Daily, 

We hope you’re doing well during these difficult and confusing times. It’s wild to be residing in one of the areas most severely affected by COVID19.

During this time, many of you have turned to Bushwick Daily for local news and updates on the crises, and many of you have also reached out in the past few days asking how to extend support. We thank you for that and know that there is much more work to be done. 

If you have the means, we ask that you donate to the Bushwick Daily 2020 Emergency Journalism Fund.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis directly impacts our ability to support our amazing writers, as advertisers (many of whom are also local business owners) and previously anticipated funding and contracts have gone on hiatus.

The funds raised here will increase the rate of pay for our writers and assist in covering overhead costs so that we can continue bringing you the stories that matter.

Now is a crucial period for local journalism in Brooklyn. We’re in the midst of a global health crisis and also an election year. Immediate financial support allows us to continue delivering coverage and resources in your area regarding COVID-19, as well as informing on the 2020 local primaries, zoning, organizing, and the 2020 Census

And of course, we also want to continue reporting on the coolest shows, art, music, restaurants, bars, culturally diverse gatherings, LGTBQ+ activities, and other social events (even as they occur remotely). Our North Brooklyn neighborhood is a place we are proud to call home, and we strive to bring you information that assists in engagement with the community we all love.  

But if we aren’t able to raise these funds in the next few weeks to replace our lost revenue, we will be forced to reduce our reporting indefinitely, and the longevity of Bushwick Daily will be put detrimentally at risk. 

PS: While we’d be very grateful for you to donate to this cause, we want you to know that there are many ways to additionally bolster our mission at this time:

Subscribe to our Bi-Weekly Newsletter to stay up to date on the Coronavirus crisis

Send story tips to alec [@] bushwickdaily.com about how the crisis is affecting New Yorkers, and yourself

Volunteer to help via the city’s Medical Reserve or NYC Cares  efforts share our reporting with friends via social media, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

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