The Lawrence Times is excited to launch our new Community Resources section.
At the Times, we believe that community journalism is not just about providing the news — it’s also about providing information that the people of our community need in order to live and thrive as informed citizens.
We are working to curate collections of resources that we hope will be helpful to our readers in Lawrence and Douglas County, and perhaps even beyond. It’s certainly still a work in progress, but we hope that it can quickly become helpful to our readers and other community members.
Please take a look at the new section when you have a chance. You can find that at the shortlink lawrenceks.news/resources, or you can click “Resources” from the main menu. We’ll add things as often as we can, and we welcome suggestions for resources we can add that will be the most helpful.
One page in particular that we’d like to point out is our list (and map) of free meals in Lawrence by their days, times and locations. Anyone can access that list anytime by visiting lawrenceks.news/meals.
We’re also not looking to reinvent the wheel — we know that Lawrence and Douglas County have bountiful social services to offer, for instance, and many organizations already have excellent compilations of these types of resources. We’d love to link to those, so folks can come to the Times as a starting point to find whatever they need.
We hope that soon we can become a go-to source of neighborhood news and information. We’d love to hear from the people in charge of neighborhood organizations to find out how we can share key information for folks in your areas around town.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to ask questions, suggest additional resources that we should add to the page, or contribute additional information. To be the most helpful to the community, this should be a community project. Email us at email@example.com.
As a reminder, we want to keep the Times — and especially resource pages like this — free and available for those who can’t pay for critical news and information, but we need the support of those who can afford to pay in order to survive and stick around. We can’t do this without you.
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