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#Justice For Separated Families

Yesterday, Amanda shared an important message with the Together Rising community. The quick summary was this: Last year, a federal court approved a settlement agreement for immigrant families torn apart under the former administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.   This landmark decision offers a glimmer of hope to nearly 5,000 shattered families, granting them a precious lifeline…

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#Justice For Separated Families

Watch this important update from Together Rising founding board member Amanda Doyle. At Together Rising, we have always believed that families belong together.  In 2018, when children as young as 8 months were being ripped from their asylum-seeking parents at the southern border of the U.S. and placed into detention centers, YOU SHOWED UP. Within…

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Jessica + Justin

“You have given us the gift of peace from worry, relief from stress, and allowed us time to heal and find some clarity. You have proven that there are people who truly care for others and are selfless in our world. Thanks to the Together Rising grant, our family has found an abundance of hope!”…

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Rafah Update

In the midst of the tragic news that continues to come out of Gaza, we wanted to bring you a fundraising report. Since our last update, we have raised $105,017.32. We want to thank all 6,159 of you who have joined our initial pledge to bring our total so far to $501,282.47. THANK YOU. Our…

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Thank you for showing up for the people of Gaza

Thank you for showing up for the people of Gaza. In the past 48 hours, more than 4,415 of you have donated $296,265.15. THANK YOU! With Together Rising’s pledged amount of $100,000, this brings our total so far to $396,265.15.  The funds we have dedicated and raised are getting to the people who need it…

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Rafah

Here is what we know.  Rafah is a Palestinian city in southern Gaza. This border city with Egypt has turned into one of the most densely populated places on Earth.  More and more Palestinians have been herded into it by Israeli forces who keep promising safety “further south” – which never materialized.  Rafah was supposed…

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LIFT JAX

What do you do when the needs of your community feel complex, interwoven and overwhelming? Or when your area is known for what it lacks versus what it possesses?  For the people of Jacksonville, Florida, they don’t have to wonder. When food deserts eliminated their access to nutritious meals, and when the impact of racism…

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Leslie + Connor

Leslie has responded to life’s challenges with one clear focus: to be able to support her son, Connor, especially financially and physically. Connor has been through a lot in his young life. Five years ago, his dad died. His mom’s high-stress job often interrupts his schedule and routine. Most recently, Connor and his mom had…

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Kristi + Nate

CW: Child loss “You have our permission to share Nate’s story—but you should know that it ended on September 26 at 9:24 p.m.” Those were the words we got from Kristi after we reached out about an update on a grant her family had received for a wheelchair-accessible van needed by her 7-year-old son, Nate.…

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