|Hur Herald readership reached all-time highs this summer.|
At the end of a second week requesting donations to keep it going, the amount of donations has reached an all-time low.
The Herald is not an exception in the world of Internet publishing.
Readers have grown custom to free access.
The Herald has a large number of faithful readers in Calhoun, the regional counties and West Virginia.
Unfortunately, those readers are much less likely to donate, although some make generous contributions.
It is readers from the other 49 states that assist the support effort.
The Herald, last month, had readers from 94 counties.
There is a false assumption that the Herald will continue for another year without funds to operate.
The annual cost of doing the Herald is between $15,000-$20,000, keeping in mind there are no labor costs, the staff and writers work for free.
We assure our readers that we will do everything possible to keep it going, but if the shoe-string project cannot raise funds to buy new computers and equipment, it will not.
If you are a regular reader, we graciously seek your support.
HOW TO DONATE:
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