Here at BridgeDetroit, we prioritize telling the stories that matter to Detroit residents in our reporting. It’s what you expect from us — and we expect you, members of our community, to tell us if we’re not living up to this standard.

Today, we’re asking you to stand up for the reporters who are telling the stories of our city.

A little of your help will go a long way.

Let me explain. We’re eligible for a matching gift opportunity from NewsMatch, a national call-to-action that supports nonprofit newsrooms like ours. 

Starting now — through Dec. 31 — NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12x or double your one-time gift, all up to $5,000. We can earn up to $11,500 in matching dollars, which means BridgeDetroit can raise $23,000 in total. 

In an average year, this funding opportunity would be crucial to fulfilling our mission. But in 2020, it’s absolutely critical. Nonprofit news gives power to people, but power doesn’t come for free.

Can we count on you to invest in our journalism? 

Yes, I’ll support BridgeDetroit today!

By taking advantage of this tax-deductible opportunity, you’ll enable BridgeDetroit to bring you even more of the quality, honest journalism you’ve come to expect in 2021 and beyond.

Simply put, without you, these community-driven stories don’t just go unread—they go untold. Thank you for considering this request and for reading BridgeDetroit.

Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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