Posts by Together Rising

Thank you for helping families during COVID-19

People are suffering so much during this difficult time.  We are hearing from so many of you for whom pandemic-related job losses and furloughs mean you don’t know how you will make ends meet—you don’t know how you will pay your rent or feed your babies. And we are also hearing from so many of you…

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Connecting during COVID-19

If you are feeling isolated, or know someone who is, please consider requesting notes from this community through our year-round Together Letters program. It’s a place where you can ask for words of encouragement and support; where you can respond to and say, “I see you. You are not alone.” In December, Wilah made a…

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You are lifting burdens!

Diane posted this note on Together Rising’s Facebook page this week.  Because you are the ones who transformed her heart from “terrified” to  “about to burst with appreciation and love,” we wanted you to feel her gratitude for you. Diane works hard cleaning houses for a living. Because of the pandemic, she is unable to…

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We were made for such a time as this.

Life is hard right now. We are both alone and very much in this together. We are losing our jobs, childcare, and ability to pay bills and provide for our families. We are losing people we love. This is very real. Together Rising was made for just such a time as this. We are virtual…

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You’re sending PPE to healthcare workers

OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE THE HEROES OF OUR TIME. And as they risk their lives to save ours, many don’t have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to heal the sick and to protect themselves. Some health centers are considering shutting down because they don’t have PPE.   With the rapid spread of COVID-19,…

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You are helping feed children

Close to 22 million children nationwide rely on the public school system in order to eat.  On an average day, 20 million free school lunches are distributed to children – sometimes their only reliable daily meal.    Right now, roughly 38.8 million public school students are out of school. This means — on top of the…

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We believe in Middle Tennessee!

At Together Rising, we recommit again and again each day to love our sisters and brothers in crisis across this country and the globe. A few days ago, devastating tornadoes tore through Nashville, killing at least 24 people, and leaving hundreds homeless. As always, Together Rising immediately began looking for the local boots-on-the-ground warriors who…

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Supporting Syria

Two days ago, six schools — including two preschools — were bombed in and around Idlib, Syria, killing 21 people. As the airstrikes began, and students began fleeing one school, a cluster bomb struck the playground, killing three teachers, one student, and critically injuring six others.    The terror has forced almost 1 million people…

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You helped Lydia’s House create a safe place

The work of this community – the thousands of recurring givers to Together Rising — is to invest in lifting one woman, family, and community at a time. We support safe and stable housing for women and children in crisis.   Because of your investment in Together Rising, we were able to invest in Lydia’s…

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Meet Serah!

“Real love is tough as nails. Real love is overwhelmed and exhausted and just DONE at the end of each day.   Real love is knowing that tears of exhaustion are not signs that you’re on the wrong track — tears of exhaustion are confirmation that you are pouring out every bit of your heart…

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