We Need Just $200 Plus to Reach Our Fundraising Goal

by on August 10, 2021 · 10 comments

in Ocean Beach

The OB Rag is in the fifth day of our annual summer fundraising campaign and we need just a little more than $200 to reach our goal of $2,000.

As of this posting, we’ve received $1,765 in donations. We’re almost there!

Help us continue our coverage and analysis of local and regional goings-on. Help us continue to be the most grassroots progressive website in all of San Diego County.

Help us continue to provide a platform for the discussion of important issues.

We are totally funded by our readers and supporters. And we do have expenses, even on our shoe-string budget.

So, put some change into our can, will ya?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie August 10, 2021 at 4:29 pm

The OB Rag has received another $170 in donations, bringing our total to $1,935 – so close to our goal.


Frank Gormlie August 10, 2021 at 5:22 pm

Thanks to DL, we just reached our goal of $2,000! (I still need to check our PO Box.)


deb porter August 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm

just re-read the top of newsletter……… sorry for the previous email. I just sent a donation via PayPal. thanks for being there! deb porter


Frank Gormlie August 11, 2021 at 10:57 am

Thanks so much everyone! We’ve ended our summer fundraising campaign with a total of $2,410 in donations.


sealintheSelkirks August 12, 2021 at 2:26 pm

Figured you received my tiny donation check this week in the mail. It warms my heart to see that the fund drive went over what was hoped for by almost 25%. We may be broke out here in reality-land but there are a lot of people that care about the RAG, Frank!

My local ‘obrag’-like radio station KYRS.org ‘Thin Air Community Radio’ out of Spokane nearly made their fund drive, too, but their needed budget is a lot larger. And I sent three signed copies of my book that were given out on two different shows for those that donated above and beyond as bonus gifts along with my tiny donation check. Alternative radio and online news is always worth supporting as best we can…

Keep it up.

from an old native OB/MBcean surfer dude with warmest regards,



Frank Gormlie August 12, 2021 at 2:53 pm

Okay, and thanks again, mi amigo. And thanks for being a “younger” brother of the OB Rag staff, you know, someone we’d hug if we saw you but also is susceptible to critiques of his views.


sealintheSelkirks August 13, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Yep, I am of the younger next-generation local beach-raised little surfer kids though it sure isn’t feeling like I’m all that young anymore I must admit. But you-all know how that goes I’m sure, eh?

And thank you for the compliment of calling me a younger brother worthy of a hug if I ever manage to get down to OB again. We don’t always agree but I’m sure we’d sit and chat about the world, maybe get to paddle out with Geoff (I’m still riding twinfins but 6’5″ instead of 5’10” and I do have a 9’6″ single fin scoop-nosed modern longboard because my paddle muscles are weak), but the odds of my making a 4000 mile round trip drive is pretty low seeing as all my San Diego family members have either stepped through the curtain or moved as I did. I still have two in Humboldt County, younger brother and a younger fem cousin, but the rest of us scattered far and wide.

As was said a long time ago, Keep on Trucking OB RAG! What else is there? Wear a mask!



Frank Gormlie August 17, 2021 at 11:10 am

The OB Rag has received an additional $400 in donations received via US mail.


sharlene August 22, 2021 at 10:14 pm

I don’t want to appear ignorant, however, I don’t know where the OB Rag Donation can is located.
I would love to donate. Been reading the Rag since the 70’s.


Frank Gormlie August 23, 2021 at 6:59 am

Thank you! At the top right on our home page is a link to our secure PayPal account; just click on it and it will provide directions.


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