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Dear Washtenaw County neighbors, 

Now is the time for more local journalism, not less.

We need your help to continue our critically important work. 

Concentrate and its On the Ground Ypsilanti program have reported on the ways COVID-19 has laid bare the vulnerability of many Washtenaw County communities – communities of color , service industry workers , seniors, and others. We've covered the way small business owners  and entrepreneurs are responding to the crisis and finding innovative ways to survive and support their communities. As our community moves from emergency response to recovery mode, we need journalists who can continue reporting with nuance and care. 

These are the stories Concentrate has centered since 2007. This is our time to shine. You can help us deliver stories of committed and resilient Washtenaw County residents serving their community with innovative ideas.

Journalism is facing a devastating, industry-wide decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concentrate and On the Ground Ypsilanti are not exempt from this shift. Our parent company  has had to make painful budget and staffing cuts in recent months to weather this storm.

Our content has always been free and that's not going to change. What’s at risk are the number of stories we can deliver each week and the number of local journalists we can keep in the field. So for the first time, we’re asking for your individual support. 

We’re confident we’ll recover by late summer, but only if you can help us weather this short-term storm. If you’re able, I’m personally asking you to please support Concentrate and keep our local reporting strong in these challenging times. All donations will stay in Washtenaw County. 

You can also support Concentrate by subscribing to our e-edition at and sharing this giving campaign with your friends and family today.

Thank you!

Patrick Dunn, Concentrate managing editor


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