Here at DFW ALERTS, we try to get you important information in a timely manner.
Our services are free to everyone. That includes our Twitter feeds, Facebook and radio talk show. As well as our live streams of Traffic, Weather, Accidents and News Events.
What many of you may not know is that we also (funds permitting) go out on the scenes of accidents, fires and where news is happening around DFW. In those cases, we provide you with exclusive photographs, videos and, in some cases, live streaming raw video.
When we are on a scene, we try to have water for law enforcement and emergency workers on the scene. Though, I have not heard of a case where we have refused a bottle of water to anyone who has requested one.
All of these things cost money. Here at DFW ALERTS, we rely on YOU, our followers and friends, to provide the funds and support we need to continue.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Q: How can I send funds to DFW ALERTS?
A: You can make a payment via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I only have $5.00 that I can send, is that enough?
A: Absolutely, ANY amount that you can afford to send is very helpful.
Q: I am not sure about sending money, is there another way I can help?
A: There sure is, we can always use bottled water and small bottles of fruit juices. Also, if your company offers product(s) and/or service(s) you think might be useful to us, contact: email@example.com and let us know what product(s) and/or services your company can offer. This could lead to your company being listed as a sponsor of DFW ALERTS.
Q: How can my company become a sponsor of DFW ALERTS?
A: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how much (per month) your company is willing to provide for sponsorship. You can also let us know of products and/or services that your company would be willing to provide.
As you can see, there are a few ways that you can help. Please feel free to contact us anytime at email@example.com
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DFW Alerts wants your input on how we can improve the service we offer over Twitter, Facebook and this blog.
Please feel free to send your comments, gripes and complaints to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There have been a few people out there who have stepped up and done what they could to help DAN out and to those we say – Thank you.
If every follower could donate $5 there we would be enough to correct this equipment failure issue we’ve been having and have some left over for the next issue. We realize of course that not everyone can give $5 every month, but even $1 a month can make a huge difference in our ability to continue to provide you with the information we do!!
The DFW Alerts Network is not a large company with money at our disposal. Nor do we have major sponsors or backers providing us with the funds necessary to keep this going. It is made up of only a few of us doing what we can out of our own (dwindling) back pockets. You may think that there is no cost in doing what we do (after all aren’t we just tweeting and ReTweeting??) But even just “tweeting requires having “equipment” to be able to tweet from (phone, laptop, something). But it’s not just about tweeting, it’s also about getting out there and actually reporting on what’s going on (not just ReTweeting the news from other people). In order to do that we need working vehicles and the gas to get to where the news is. We also need the ability to take pictures & videos of these events.
We do this for you, our followers…. Don’t you think we’re worth a $5 a month or even just a couple $$???
As you may know, we recently had a major equipment failure. It keeps us from direct contact with Twitter™ and our email.
We need your help, If you can spare $5 – $25 you can help us fix our equipment issue. Go to: http://www.gofundme.com/siqkk and donate what you can.
Follow us on Twitter: @DFW_Alerts
I know how much everyone hates getting those “Please Donate Money” messages and believe me I hate sending them out just as much. Begging people for money certainly is NOT something that makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. But we at DAN can’t continue to get out there and report on news in the area without funds, without backing!
Perhaps you think that doing this is all free. After all twitter doesn’t cost anything and isn’t all we do Retweet the news & alerts that others provide? Yes, we do Retweet news from others, but to hear some speak that’s ALL we do. DAN is about more than just sitting at a computer (or on a phone) and “retweeting” all day. We do our best to go out & report “Live” on things happening in the area: Recently one of our reporters was reported on Fort Worth Fire’s new Station 5 (read here) and awhile back another reporter was on-scene when troops came home to DFW Airport (read here). The thing is getting out there and “reporting” costs money!! Gas! Wear & Tear on the cars! Not to mention the need for proper equipment (ie: phones, computers, video cameras.
At times, it may seem that DAN is slow and that there isn’t much in the way of news or alerts is being posted. But when something major happens (Severe Weather, Amber Alert, etc) we (as the Fort Worth Police say) “Step it Up”.
We also do our best to give to local organizations (ie: RedCrossDFW) who help the community in times of need and those who help the community (ie: Fire Departments, Police Departments etc).
Please check out the rest of our blogposts as well as our “about” page
If you would like to be a sponsor or backer please contact Jamie Schatten at email@example.com To make a Donation: Send via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: DAN) or to email@example.com (Note: DFWAlertsTC)