The 2020 pandemic and shutdowns SEVERELY impacted us. Normally, 99.9% of the huge cost of producing the newspaper is offset by local businesses who want to advertise and sponsor the newspaper to give them exposure and to support this great community enhancing initiative. However, when businesses aren’t open, they don’t advertise, and we therefore can’t afford to provide the newspaper to readers as we have for the past 88 years. That is, unless you are willing to help fill the void.
To help fund our operations during this crisis and to re-secure the newspaper as we look into the future, we are asking for donations from readers to help us continue to keep the newspaper alive and do what we love. So, if you enjoy reading our newspaper; or have been to one of the events we’ve helped to organize like the Waynedale Community Picnic; or feel that our other work in the community like the Bluffton Road Sidewalks and Trails, Waynedale Business Chamber creation, or Waynedale Weather Siren is important, please give what you can to support our efforts ( see more about Our Works To Improve The Community ).
I have always been a believer that when times get hard, the community will come together to support what is good and important. I hope you will lend us a helping hand during our time of need.
*** We have had a few people ask, so we wanted to post here that we also accept donations through the mail at:
2505 Lower Huntington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(Checks payable to The Waynedale News)
- Gary Grotrian
- Donald Stevens
- Erin Floyd
Fundraising team: The Waynedale News (2)
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