Readers donate over $800 to investigative series on blight in CoMo

COLUMBIA, 7/7/12 (Op Ed) -- The Columbia Heart Beat is delighted to thank all of our donors for fully funding our series on Columbia's Blight Decree through Spot.US, a crowd-funding site dedicated to investigative journalism; and via direct donations.
Heart Beat readers donated just over $800 to the effort, $475 on Spot.US, which recently became a part of Minnesota Public Radio and the Public Insight Network.   After the firm works out some software and transition bugs, we'll return to fund another in a long line of investigative series our readers have grown to trust and enjoy since 2005.

Meanwhile, we'll be checking out some other crowd-funding resources.