Toms River: This Memorial Day Weekend, us here at Ocean County Scanner News will be holding our first-annual Fund Raiser. We thought about doing this for a while, but now with over 27,000 fans on the page counting on our coverage, we figured the time is right. Heading into the summer, we would like to provide the best possible coverage for the community that we can. We are asking anyone who is capable of gifting $5 or more, to please consider.
Ocean County Scanner News was founded in July of 2013 as a small scanner news page run by just Staff 01. Over the years we have grown to be Ocean County’s leading source for breaking and accurate news. We now have a staff of about a dozen volunteers who work around the clock to keep the public informed. OCSN, LLC is a business, but we make a minimal amount of money off advertising on our website. All the equipment we have paid for out of pocket, and we cannot sustain ourselves anymore.
The page is not going anywhere anytime soon- we all are deeply committed to keeping the community informed of the important stories that impact our daily lives. However, we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask the public for help. This isn’t one of those annoying telethons, or PBS TV fund drives. We will simply be asking for anyone nice enough to help out, please do so this weekend.
You can CLICK BELOW to make a Pay Pal gift to OCSN
Or you can mail a check to OCSN:
Ocean County Scanner News
1001 Fischer Boulevard, BOX 105
Toms River, NJ 08753
We are asking for cash gifts to offset the costs of new scanners, computers, antennas, cables, servers, and monthly charges for our live feeds. It would be wonderful if we can receive money, or equipment.
We are seeking funds for the following needs and wants:
- New APCO Phase 2 Digital Scanners
- Video Cameras to do Live Shoots of Breaking Stories
- Shirts for Staff to wear to incident scenes
- Additional Computers to add live feeds
- Money for development of iPhone and Android OCSN Apps
- Filing Fees for Press Passes
- Funds for web hosting fees
- New antennas to increase coverage areas
- Upgrades to the OCSN Command Center
- Expanded Coverage into Monmouth County
- Staffing the overnight shift for calls
As a token of our appreciation, we will be having a raffle for ANYONE who gifts $5 or more to our cause. We have a BRAND-NEW 22″ Insignia LCD HDTV, sealed in the box. The Television will be given away randomly to one lucky fan who makes a gift to us this weekend. We will keep track of all gifts received, and assign a number internally. Next week, we will message the winner privately. Please note- ALL Gifts will be anonymous, and we will not make public what anyone gave us, unless you request we do.