SweetwaterNOW Joins Local News Publishers for #GivingNewsday

SweetwaterNOW Joins Local News Publishers for #GivingNewsday

Join SweetwaterNOW in the wake of COVID-19 for a Global Day of Giving and Unity with #GivingTuesdayNow on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

SweetwaterNOW is joining #GivingTuesdayNow to bring awareness to the impact of quality local independent journalism and to receive the support from the public and its readers. Local independent newsrooms are playing a vital role in helping communities stay safe during the ongoing pandemic, yet have never been more imperiled economically.

SweetwaterNOW remains in a primary role for Sweetwater County through the consistent and reliable COVID-19 coverage provided by a tireless news team. This crisis has shown that local journalism is vital not only to keeping communities safe, but to a healthy economy and democracy. 

#GivingNewsday is a campaign aligned with the #GivingTuesdayNow global day of giving on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to a need accelerated by COVID-19. The day designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, and philanthropy activation is a critical opportunity to support local newsrooms around the country that play an essential role in protecting local communities.

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Learn more about how you can join SweetwaterNOW and support in multiple ways. 

“We are proud to be at the forefront of addressing information needs during this unprecedented moment and grateful for all of our advertisers that ‘braved the storm’ with us and that keep our newsroom operational. We could not have done this without our readers and supporters.” – Gary Collins, COO

#GivingNewsday emphasizes opportunities to give back to your local newsroom in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing. To support local independent journalism as an essential community need, SweetwaterNOW asks members of the community to subscribe or donate.

SweetwaterNOW also appeals to funders who are interested in investing in quality public service journalism. Through collaborative support, SweetwaterNOW will be able to continue coverage through this pandemic and thrive well-beyond. 

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe.

Generosity gives every individual the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on at any time.

It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where they are.