GoFundMe For Washington Post Express Distributors Sets $75,000 Goal

September 17, 2019

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Days after the Washington Post abruptly announced the end of the Washington Post Express print newspaper, a GoFundMe campaign launched to support the distributors who lost their jobs has raised more than $5,000. 

Sept. 12 marked the final day the express edition, usually issued outside Metro stations throughout the DMV. Several reports suggest the distributors and paper’s staff were fired without notice. 

The fundraising campaign, which Erin D’Amato launched, set a $75,000 goal. 

“In order to help these kind-hearted individuals who brightened the day of thousands of commuters for many years, we would love to see the greater community come together and offer support in order to keep them on their feet while they look for new opportunities,” the fundraiser’s description said. 

D’Amato is also seeking volunteers to distribute flyers about the fundraiser near Metro stops. 

The fundraising goal, if met, would be enough to give each distributor $1,000. 

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