Posts by Together Rising

We’re all givers and receivers

Maureen* had been a regular TEAM LOVE giver to Together Rising, always grateful to share what she could with people who needed a little extra.  However, when her husband, the sole income-earner for their family, was furloughed due to COVID-19, Maureen worried anxiously about paying bills and keeping food on the table for her three…

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Thank you from Eva!

Eva left a toxic and homophobic environment to move to Brooklyn in August. Twenty three years old, she’d been working three jobs to make ends meet, but when Covid hit, she lost all of her jobs. She has been desperately looking for work, and selling her belongings online to scrape together enough for food and…

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A wagon for Vicky!

Stacy, a mama of two girls, wrote to us recently about her family’s very limited transportation options. Walking is Stacy and her girls’ primary way of getting where they need to go — but for her Autistic six-year-old daughter Vicky, who has ankle issues that affect her ability to walk and require her to wear…

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Thank you for standing with families affected by Hurricane Laura

Four weeks ago, Hurricane Laura, the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana’s shore in over 160 years, decimated Cameron and Lake Charles with 150 MPH winds and unrelenting storm surge that engulfed entire buildings and ripped trees from the ground and roofs from homes, then tore through surrounding areas of Louisiana and Southeast Texas and Arkansas,…

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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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