Dear LifeSiteNews readers,
This is day two of our pre-Christmas fundraising drive. Thank you to the small number of readers who generously responded so far with Internet donations of $10, $50, $100, $200 and amounts in between since last night. We also received a larger donation commitment of $30,000 from a generous regular benefactor. It is of course too early yet to record any mail in donations. Still, we are very far from having our needs met.
It costs, we estimate, over $200,000 per year now to keep LifeSiteNews just barely functioning as it is. That does not include funds for those desperately needed extra staff, plus urgent new development projects to upgrade the website and to meet the many demands for help we receive from readers.
There are no luxuries, no high salaries (far from it) or unnecessary expenses associated with LifeSiteNews. No office space. Almost all of us work from our homes.
We hope and pray far more of you will consider sending a donation for the exceptional news and information services we provide and which have a significant influence on many of the issues covered.
If every regular reader sent in just $10 per year, we could carry on very well. Of course not everyone does that and so donations of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 and more are always needed in any fundraising campaign to make up for those who cannot or do not donate. Perhaps there are one or more of you who are able to match that large donation commitment we received. Please consider it. Each person gives according to their means and circumstances and every one makes a difference.
We would like you to take note of a few things about the news today.
Firstly, you’ll notice that LifeSiteNews often has exclusive breaking news stories such as our top two items today. They result from information sent to us by readers from around the world.
You’ll read them soon in other news services, but as they say, “you heard it here first.” In fact, we often chuckle about how long it often take other news services to eventually report “breaking news” items that we reported days, weeks and sometimes even months before.
You read a detailed two-part report about the UN’s highly exagerated AIDS statistics in LifeSiteNews three weeks before the world’s mainstream news media reported it. It is not a stretch to suggest that our report may have played a role in getting the regular media to finally cover the issue. This often happens.
Even in the news that is already being reported by others, we usually provide value-added coverage you won’t find elsewhere. Take the news of the prominent abortionist who has pleaded guilty on child porn charges. You’ll find we report on the numerous associated cases of abortionists involved in sexual abuse. But note too that it is not done from a harsh perspective, but to point out how abortion is harmful not only to the intended victim but also to those who carry out the so-called ‘procedure’.
The second point flows from the first.
LifeSiteNews.com is an international news service like none other. Today you’ll read reports about developments in India, the United States, Spain, Austria, Canada, and Macedonia. We are covering increasing numbers of stories from Latin America and other Spanish speaking nations. One of our writers has been invited by a group of aid agencies in Africa to travel there for a month to report on a disturbing large scale development. They trust that we can do the job that needs to be done. However, that takes funds.
The LifeSiteNews team is trying its hardest to keep you well informed on the life, family and culture news the world over.
With this you have the opportunity to rejoice over victories and utilize useful and reliable information for taking action on the rest.
Please support our efforts with as generous a donation as you can muster.
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