Tell Us Your Story: How Are You Helping Others During the Coronavirus Crisis?

For this week’s episode of the Mother Jones Podcast, we want to hear from you: What are you doing to help others in your community during the coronavirus crisis?

Call (510) 519-MOJO. That’s (510) 519-6656‬. You’ll hear our host Jamilah King give you instructions on how to introduce yourself and leave your story on our voicemail. We may air your story on this week’s episode of the podcast.

We want to hear your stories about how you’re connecting with your community and stepping up to help those most in need. Maybe you’ve signed up to an online community billboard, or you’re registering others; perhaps you are doing groceries for older friends who can’t make it outside; maybe you’re simply FaceTiming or Skyping a more regularly to chat through some of the lonelier moments of widespread social distancing.

We’re seeing lots of strategies: Tell us yours so we can share it. That number again: (510) 519-MOJO.

Last week, listeners spanning ages, cities, and professions relayed stories of disruption: fears about paying rent and relying on credit cards, taking big hits to their businesses, and looking after the elderly. Take a listen:

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Thank you!

We didn't know what to expect when we told you we needed to raise $400,000 before our fiscal year closed on June 30, and we're thrilled to report that our incredible community of readers contributed some $415,000 to help us keep charging as hard as we can during this crazy year.

You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

The months and years ahead won't be easy. Far from it. But there's no one we'd rather face the big challenges with than you, our committed and passionate readers, and our team of fearless reporters who show up every day.

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