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Non-profits adjust to new normal

Non-profit groups like the Washington Island Lions Club are preparing to give back less in the future because of COVID-19. A University of Wisconsin System Survey showed 93 percent of non-profits saw donations decline and 69 percent have been forced to cut key fundraisers. The Washington Island Lions Club was forced to cancel July’s Fly-In Fish Boil and August’s Island Fair in the name of safety. Member Joel Gunnlauggsson says while that means thousands of dollars will not be raised for local projects, they have also noticed their donation requests are down as well. 


Gunnlaugsson says it was not an easy decision to cancel the events, but they are prepared to tighten their belts over the next several months so they continue to support the island for years to come.


(Photo courtesy of Washington Island Lions Club)


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