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Deep, Timely, Reliable: Support Public Journalism During VPR's One-Day Membership Drive

VPR staffers in their age-of-coronavirus work setups. Left to right and top to bottom: Henry Epp, Anna Van Dine, John Dillon, Jane Lindholm, Peter Engisch, Angela Evancie (under a blanket), Jake Rusnock.
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VPR staffers in their age-of-coronavirus work setups. Left to right and top to bottom: Henry Epp, Anna Van Dine, John Dillon (photo courtesy Tim Ashe), Jane Lindholm, Peter Engisch, Angela Evancie (under a blanket), Jake Rusnock.

At VPR, your access to accurate information is our priority - especially right now. We’ve shortened our spring on-air fundraiser to just one day to bring you more of the news you’re counting on. 

Update 5/22/20: Thank you, thank you, thank you. 1,660 listeners contributed to our one-day membership drive, surpassing our goal to raise a total of $268,355. Your generosity inspires us to do our best work and guarantees timely, reliable coverage for anyone in our community in the uncertain months to come.

Over the last couple of months, you’ve turned to VPR to stay connected—to the news and to each other. We take this responsibility seriously: VPR has responded with expanded news coverage, more opportunities for Vermonters to share their experiences and get answers to their questions on Vermont Edition, a new daily news podcast and coronavirus newsletter, live broadcasts of Gov. Phil Scott’s press conferences, weekly live broadcasts of But Why to assist kids and parents with at-home learning, and opportunities to connect virtually through music, poetry and more.

As we head out of the initial phase of this crisis and cautiously emerge into a new normal, there's a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds. But you can trust that VPR will be here to help you navigate our new reality. 

In order to bring you more uninterrupted news and programming, we’ve shortened our spring on-air fundraiser to just one day. The reality, though, is that the news you count on every day requires financial resources to produce - and individual donations account for more than half of VPR's funding.

We know that this is a tough time for everyone. For all of the complicated realities about living with the coronavirus, one remarkable thing is how people are finding ways to help each other. To that end, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation will match any contribution you make to VPR today, dollar-for-dollar.

We realize not everyone can afford to donate. But whatever you can donate helps VPR remain completely free for the community during a time when universal access to information is crucially important. Every gift makes a difference, so if you’re able to join us, please make a contribution here and it will be matched. 

Thank you for listening, for being part of our extended public radio family – and for your enduring support. That support now is more important than ever, and your gift keeps our public service alive and strong.

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