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Good morning, PR pros:

 If you’re struggling to communicate your crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3BL Media is offering the use of its newswire service for free.

In a blog post, the agency’s chief executive, Dave Armon, wrote:

3BL Media realizes that many organizations have not budgeted for communicating their response to COVID-19. We believe it is important to assist these purpose-driven organizations however we can to share their social impact work with a global audience.

Beginning March 16, 2020, 3BL Media will waive fees to use CSRwire for public service, non-commercial press releases that are contributing to the COVID-19 response. This program will remain in place until further notice.

You can learn more along with how to submit your press releases here.

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