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We are delivering $50,000 in urgent relief to families devastated by Hurricane Ian

We are delivering urgent relief to families devastated by Hurricane Ian’s historic, catastrophic wreckage. JOIN US at TogetherRising.org/Give. An initial $50,000 deployment is on its way right now to our partner activated on the ground, the Black-and-trans-led, deeply embedded Smile Trust. Co-founded and led by the indomitable Valencia Gunder and Brayland Brown, the Smile Trust…

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You are delivering four hurricane prep packs to Puerto Rico

Here at Together Rising, we have continued to stand with families and children in Puerto Rico since 2017—investing a total of $472,770—and will continue to stand with them now. Hurricane Fiona’s 85 MPH winds and 27 inches of rainfall has caused catastrophic damage, from mudslides to flooding to an island-wide power outage devastating more than…

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You’ve invested $100,000 in to deliver three new water systems in elementary schools and to give children a rare and precious opportunity to play

MEET GHADA, an engineer—and a new mom to a five-month-old baby girl—living in Gaza who advocates fiercely for the rights and well-being of children there. Ghada works for Middle East Children’s Alliance, whose life-saving work you’ve invested $100,000 in to deliver three new water systems in elementary schools and to give children a rare and…

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You are bringing safe water to Jackson, Mississippi through a $100,000 investment in our deeply embedded, Black-led partner, Cooperation Jackson

Kids didn’t have drinking water in 91 degree heat. School couldn’t start. Toilets couldn’t flush. Dishes couldn’t be washed. Those are just a few of the countless ways the water system’s collapse has devastated families. Many had no water at all. Some had water, but it wasn’t pressurized and remained brown—filled with grit—and unsafe for…

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Pakistan is underwater

Pakistan is underwater. Young girls float down the now-river that used to be a road, balancing on an old mattress turned makeshift raft, paddling with a broomstick. Fathers hold the only belongings they have left over their heads—whatever they could grab as the deluge descended—and try desperately to keep items dry as they wade through…

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Arie and her mom

Together Rising steps into gaps for families—like Arie and her mom—whom you helped evacuate from Hurricane Ida’s wreckage this time last year. The devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida’s category 4 strength, 150 MPH winds, and relentless rainfall left thousands of families displaced from their homes. Arie’s family was one of them. Arie is a pediatric…

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Erin and DJ

On a terrifying day two years ago, Erin struggled to get her husband DJ—who was in intractable pain, and vomiting uncontrollably—in the car. But DJ was too sick to move any further, and Erin called an ambulance. At the emergency room, DJ was diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis, a life-threatening condition in which part of the…

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