UPDATE: Help DIESEL, A Bookstore Keep Going ~ Johnny 99 Fund +more!
Autumn has arrived! What a year!
We want to express our gratitude for the overwhelmingly generous response to our GoFundMe campaign. Begun two and a half weeks ago, we are now over a quarter of the way toward our goal.
The notes, letters, comments and conversations have been so heartfelt, encouraging, and fortifying – buoying up our spirits. As you know, we are trying to stay afloat, and the donations are helping that to happen. We have learned that sharing our GoFundMe as widely as possible, raises awareness and prompts others to help.
In the store, CDC guidelines say we should only have about 7 people in the store at a time. We know that it can be frustrating, and are grateful to those who thank us every day for respecting the health protocols. We are open for browsing now, a couple people or a group at a time, for 15 minutes. Feel free to give us a call to reserve your time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and hope you understand the necessities.
You probably saw the LA Times piece last week, which kindly brought attention to our store’s situation. This spurred more sharing of the news, and more contributions. If you are willing to share the LA Times story or our campaign, with your lists, that would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to the LA Times article: Brentwood’s DIESEL launches a GoFundMe. This is the link to DIESEL's Go Fund Me.
Again, thanks for all of your support – whether through buying books, donations, or forwarding our story to people you know.
We are planning to make it through all of this together. Please stay strong, healthy & well-read.
Alison, John & all DIESELfolk