April 24, 2012

Fending off disaster, one donation at a time.


Five days into this urgent appeal and we're almost at the one-third mark in our emergency donation drive. I know it's a pain to keep hearing it over and over, but this is serious and I'm afraid if we don't raise the bare-bones minimum in order to stave off what is shaping up to being a disaster, we'll cease to exist.

What's at stake is a lot. As you all know, Newstalgia is a site based on my archive of sounds and voices going back to the 1890's and continuing up to today. Recordings, some of them one-of-a-kind, are all part of that archive. It is a huge task to keep running and rents have been increasing in order to house the collection. Since Newstalgia as a site isn't making any money from advertising, or day to day support, I have been faced with a situation where there is no money to pay the rent and no money to keep the site up and running - unless you help.

Many of you have pitched it. I am beyond grateful for the donations that have come in so far. A lot of you have been very generous and many more of you have given what you can. It is all desperately needed and it is all profoundly appreciated. The amount doesn't matter. The fact that you are willing to support what I've been trying to do here the past three years means an incredible amount to me.

So I'm asking you to please consider making a donation to keep Newstalgia the diverse and vital website it has come to be. I have tried, in my way, to make a difference by offering a historic take on current events - letting you know that history is very much a living thing. I have tried to offer a wide range of historic and cultural posts as a way of expanding your point of view of the world. As it has mine over the years.

If you enjoy it and have, in some way benefitted from it or gained a different perspective on our present world because of it, please consider helping keep it going by making a donation.

Any amount is gratefully appreciated. We're getting closer. Our goal is $5,000.00 and we're 1/3 of the way so far. We can do it. We can make it happen.


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