OB Rag’s Summer Fundraiser! Help Us Reach $1,000 by Next Week

by on July 14, 2017 · 6 comments

in Ocean Beach

Our Summer Appeal for Donations – Keep the Press Local and Free

The OB Rag‘s Summer Fundraiser starts today!

For the last couple of years, we’ve held two fundraisers a year, in the summer and in the fall.

Today, our goal is to reach $1,000 in donations and contributions from our readers and supporters, over this weekend and into next week. Last November, we surpassed our goal of $2,000, so now we’re not asking for as much.

Now that the president of the United States has called the press, “the enemy of the people” and charges of “fake news” are all around us, the folks of OB and Point Loma (and the rest of San Diego as well) need the OB Rag more than ever.

We said in November:

We like to think that our uber local OB news focus, the discussion platform we offer to the community on issues, our efforts to keep a grip on changes in OB, in San Diego, nation-wide – and the world beyond – put us in the running for providing you, our readers, with a semblance of needed news, analysis and some truth.

The OB Rag is currently in our tenth year of being the online newspaper for Ocean Beach. Please ensure that we can keep going.

Here’s some recent reasons for keeping us around.

 How to Support Us

Send us a one-time donation via our PayPal button on the homepage;

Become a regular monthly contributor; via PayPal on the homepage;

Send us a check made out to “OB Rag” to:

OB Rag
PO Box 7012
Ocean Beach, CA 92167

Have a business or non-profit – take out an advertisement – we have great rates for locals;

Send us photos, poetry, musings, observations, or volunteer to help us cover local events and meetings.

So, help us keep the OB Rag alive and well – send us a donation during this Summer campaign.

The original OB Rag was first published in the fall of 1970 – and we’re still here 47 years later – okay there’s been some gaps – but with your help, we’d like to be around another 47 years.


Original OB Rag – Early January 1974

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Frank Gormlie July 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Our first $50 – thank you Nancy.


Frank Gormlie July 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Just received $90 – thanks NW.


Frank Gormlie July 15, 2017 at 7:53 am

We awoke Sat morning to find another $100 donation; thanks you guys anonymously.


Frank Gormlie July 16, 2017 at 8:36 am

Two more donations, totaling $125 came in over night. Thanks P and D.


Frank Gormlie July 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

The OB Rag has received more donations – with a total of $$55.


Frank Gormlie July 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Another couple of checks arrived via our PO Box for a total of $125! We have now surpassed our half way mark on the way to our goal of $1,000.


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