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Raising Money for More Religion Reporting in 2020

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Thank you for supporting all the great non-profits that are asking for your donations right now.

We’re hoping you can spare just $5 for SpokaneFāVS too. We have big goals for 2020 and need your help to reach them.

This year we reached our goal of opening the Inland Northwest’s only Interfaith Community Center, the FāVS Center. We’re so glad we can offer a safe, neutral space for groups in our community to worship and gather for a variety of events. And we have a permanent space for Coffee Talks now too!

Now, in 2020, we want to do more journalism. The faith communities have stories that need to be told, that’s how walls come down and we come to understand one another. But journalism isn’t free. Every news story FāVS produces costs $100, because that’s what we pay our freelance reporters. (These are the stories that appear in the news tab).

A Giving Tuesday donation will help us fund these stories, but becoming a FāVS Member will help us even more! If you can give us a recurring monthly donation, yes even $5, we can budget out more news and feature stories. Visit favsmembers.com to sign up, or if a one-time Giving Tuesday Donation is what you can afford right now, we are grateful for that too!

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Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Lecture of Strategic Communication at the University of Idaho.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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