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Nicole Johnson: Giving Back to Communities in Need

Nicole Johnson has seen the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of residents in subsidized housing. She lives in Crestmont, a mixed-generation, densely populated, low-income area of Bloomington’s West Side. “I come from a background where I’ve used social services,” she says. “Why wouldn’t I want to give back?”

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Abby Ang: Finding Resources for Marginalized People

COVID-19 is frightening enough for people with prominence and a voice in the community. For marginalized people—the unemployed, minorities, and the poor—it can be terrifying. With a new organization called Monroe County Mutual Aid, their voices can now be heard.

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Heroes of the Pandemic (COVER STORY)

If there is any positivity at all that has come from this pandemic, it is the way our community has come together and the many people who have gone beyond the call of duty to help their fellow citizens.

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An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website,, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe drive using the link below. Thank you!