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Spencer

We cannot let the fact that we can’t fix everything keep us from helping how we can, as illustrated by this story of Spencer and Kelley. Spencer and Kelley are from Portland, Oregon. They welcomed Kai, “the light of their lives,” in February of this year. Shortly after his arrival, Spencer was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic…

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Announcement of $365,000 grant on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we are sharing the story of how we—in collaboration with and under the leadership of Navajo Nation leaders—have provided mental health support for Navajo nurses and medical staff through a $365,000 investment. Like it has for so many, COVID-19 has taken an unimaginable toll on Navajo nurses and medical staff who…

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An additional $175,000 to support Afghan families

We have invested an additional $175,000 to support Afghan families who are resettling in California, Texas, Washington and Florida. Together, we are supporting: Access California Services, whose team is uniquely equipped to meet families’ most immediate needs, including housing, food, immigration process and documentation, English classes, employment assistance, youth support and mentorship, and trauma-informed mental…

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Ostara Initiative

We know that much of life is deeply complicated, but we believe this is clear: Newborn babies should not be ripped from their parents’ arms. Yet for decades, that’s exactly what happened in prisons nationwide—as early as 36 hours after birth—until this summer. After witnessing how pregnant individuals* in Minnesota prisons received virtually no support…

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Families are getting out of Afghanistan

Through an additional investment, Together Rising is helping vulnerable families evacuate from Afghanistan. Families are getting out as we speak. While we cannot share details at this time due to the sensitivity of this work, we want you to know that you are continuing to stand with these families.

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Fitz

As her abdomen throbbed and her lungs struggled to fill, Fitz drove herself to the emergency room. In the weeks prior, she’d been in a constant state of fatigue. It had gotten so bad that she’d resorted to taking small naps several times daily, even during her work breaks. In the ER, Fitz’s blood pressure…

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Mackayla and Avery

Mackayla is fighting for her life while caring for her newborn baby. Through Together Rising, all of us—this community—provided the financial support that is allowing her to focus on what she needs to: her treatment and her little girl. Mackayla was first diagnosed with laryngeal cancer while pregnant. Stage four. Her precious baby daughter, Avery,…

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Hurricane Ida update

We are deploying $237,408.06 to three boots-on-the-ground organizations that are meeting the most urgent needs of families impacted by Hurricane Ida. Together, all of us are supporting: Second Harvest Food Bank, whose team prepares year-round for emergencies like Hurricane Ida so they can activate immediately to help the most vulnerable families. Their team has been…

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$200,000 for Hurricane Ida relief

Today, we are making an initial $200,000 commitment to meet the most urgent needs of families impacted by Hurricane Ida. Every penny is being urgently deployed thanks to TEAM LOVE—our amazing recurring monthly donors—whose continuous support allows us to respond as soon as crises strike. Yesterday, on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida…

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