We are overwhelmed.

The response to our appeal for support has generated much more than money. The comments and diversity of contributors is more meaningful than the hard-earned dollars that they have given.

Our donation total steadily climbs, but the generosity and kindness have our “goodwill bank account” bursting at the seams.

Beyond generous donations, several business leaders in Creswell have quietly reached out to us and discussed potential funding scenarios. While nothing is concrete, it makes it easier to sleep at night knowing there are people who care, and are applying their critical thinking and business skills to help.

We’ve been shut out of any federal or state emergency funds. So these phone calls from concerned community leaders and your donations are life-sustaining for us.

This week, we renew our appeal. If you can, or know someone who can, please donate and help us deliver news and information to our families, friends and neighbors in Creswell, Springfield, Cottage Grove and surrounding towns who have no other newspaper coverage.

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