Together Rising

Thank you from Toni

  Toni*, a mom of two who is working hard to live with anxiety and depression during these difficult times, was about to lose phone service and electricity when she found the check from Together Rising in her mailbox.   “When I got the check in the mail I couldn’t believe it,” she wrote. “I…

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2020 Wildfires

In the biggest wildfire outbreak in the U.S. in over a century, 200 wildfires are currently raging across 12 states.  The fires have destroyed towns, are burning hundreds of thousands of acres a day, have forced tens of thousands from their homes, and have killed at least 7 people, including a one-year-old boy.   The…

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Computers for youth in foster care

Whether virtually, hybrid, or in person, parents, teachers, administrators, caregivers, and students nationwide are anxiously doing the hard work of getting back to school.  During this difficult time, you showed up to help some very special students get the equipment they need. You, though a $25,000 grant from Together Rising to One Simple Wish, purchased…

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Iowa derecho

On August 10, a derecho storm with 100 mile per hour winds swept across the Midwest. The damage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa was catastrophic. In that region, the storm destroyed 43 percent of crops and half of the tree canopy, leaving at least 64,000 people without electricity. Tragically, the storm leveled several apartment complexes housing…

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