Dear Readers,

Heartfelt thanks to all who responded to our year-end challenge to raise $50,000. We have only $10,000 to go to meet our goal! 

Support The Light today and your gift will be matched!

As a nonprofit news outlet, we rely on your generosity to help fund our independent, fact-based journalism. Our reporters are digging deep on the most important issues facing New Bedford and the region – from the fishing and wind industries to immigration, schools and health care.

We are only 6 months old, but our stories are having a real impact on real people. Just last week, we partnered with the Marshall Project, a national nonprofit outlet devoted to criminal justice reporting, for a powerful look at the struggles of New Bedford’s Mayan immigrants during the pandemic. 

This kind of immersive journalism takes time, and it takes money. Please help us keep this work going.

The match donated by our Board members and friends means that every dollar you give between now and the end of the year will automatically double! This is the perfect opportunity to give your donation even more impact.

Thank you again for bringing deeply reported, high-quality journalism to New Bedford.

With warm wishes,

The New Bedford Light

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