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449 oxygen concentrators are in transit to India

Because of YOU, 449 oxygen concentrators are in transit to India! The surge in Covid cases has depleted India’s healthcare system of vital resources, leaving patients to die in parking lots waiting for oxygen. In response, we announced a $150,000.00 commitment for oxygen and urgent medical assistance. We then asked you to give if you…

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100 girls and young women who have lost mothers provided mentors

This Mother’s Day, we are thinking not only of those for whom this day brings joy, but also of those for whom this day is hard—including those who never had the mothers they needed, or who have lost mothers and maternal figures. Through Together Rising, you invested $20,000.00 in empowerHER, an organization that supports young…

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Erin is dreaming of years with Fitz again

Remember earlier this year when Erin, a single mom to three-year-old, Fitz, was facing stage four triple negative breast cancer and was going to miss her one shot at treatment because she couldn’t afford to pay? We have an update for you. After the first round of treatment that you, through Together Rising, activated so…

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You helped Ashley and her boys keep their home

We are a community of people who believe in asking for help when we need it, and giving help when we can offer it—this hope for our work and our world is illustrated by Ashley’s story. A single mom of two, Ashley cared for her boys, ages four and seven, all on her own. In…

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“Nobody ever asked me what I wanted for Christmas before.”

When families living on the Pine Ridge Reservation shared their holiday wishes through our Holiday Hands program in November, you—this always-showing-up community—fulfilled every request in under four hours, for all 753 families. Our trusted partner on the ground, Jeri, shared these quotes from two community members—and said your gifts are having a wonderful impact on…

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You have invested over $10 million to fight for separated families & detained children

It’s been more than three years for families who were separated since those parents have held their babies. Three years. Once three-year-olds are now six. Precious moments—years—have been forever lost. As Erika shared with us yesterday, every day that goes by is an “excruciating eternity” for these parents.  Can you imagine being forcibly separated from…

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What’s happening to separated families & detained children right now

Today, we hear directly from our trusted partner Erika Pinheiro, whose organization, Al Otro Lado, has reunited more separated families—parents were deported without their children—than any other organization, in conversation with Together Rising Board member Amanda Doyle. In partnership with Erika, Together Rising has reunited 35 families who were deemed impossible to find and ineligible…

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You’ve invested $9.4 million in separated families & detained children

For the past three years, through Together Rising, you have continued to fight tirelessly for separated families and unaccompanied children. When others have moved on, you have remained standing in solidarity with these families — deploying an incredible $9,397,703.37 over the last three years — a critical investment that has enabled our boots-on-the-ground partners to: …

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Remembering reuniting Ariel with his family

In 2019, after the then-administration tore thousands of children away from their parents, it then deported hundreds of parents without their children. Through our boots-on-the-ground warrior partners, Together Rising learned of 90 of these deported parents who had been deemed impossible to find. They had no cell phones, lived in rural villages and many only…

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