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Update from One Spirit

On Thanksgiving, Together Rising shared that, through your generosity, we were able to donate $400,000 to our friends at One Spirit, a non-profit primarily led by indigenous people, and committed to the Oglala Lakota peoples struggling to stay warm on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We want to update you on how your…

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Reunion of 6-Year-Old with Family After 9 Months

After the administration tore thousands of children away their parents, it then deported hundreds of parents without their children. Due to the administration’s failure to maintain records, 90 of these deported parents were impossible to find. They had no cell phones, lived in rural villages and many only spoke rare indigenous languages. Finding these 90…

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#ReunifyFamilies

This is the most important story I’ve ever told you. In May, I woke up and read that children as young as eight months were being ripped from their asylum-seeking parents at the southern border of the U.S. and placed into detention centers. Abby and I called the board at Together Rising and we began…

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Sisters help carry the load of life

Sometimes life is so hard it feels like too much to carry. Which is when you need sisters beside you to help carry the load. This, it turns out, is not only the mission of Together Rising, but one of the greatest parts of life: helping each other to carry the load of life. Meet…

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Puerto Rico Update – February 2019

After Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria — leaving residents desperate for food, water, power, fuel, and medicine — you raised $150,000 in a single day to help our fellow Americans through this crisis. Together Rising funded an additional $100,000 in order to provide $250,000 to boots-on-the-ground organizations offering emergency relief. Together…

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Love Is Forever Tries

Valentine’s Day can be hard. Because Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about Love. But this day seems only to celebrate the shiny, smiley, holding-hands-while-running-through-sunflowers type of Love. And for many of us, we are in a very different place. Many of us are in the love-as-tough-as-nails place. Where love looks busted up and scuffed…

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One Happy Family

We will not allow the fact that we can’t do everything keep us from doing something.   That’s the promise we made together – you, me, & Together Rising – on December 23, 2015 as we watched families flee a horrendous war in Syria only to drown in tiny, overflowing rubber rafts and freeze on…

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Teens Reaching for Their Dreams

Your monthly recurring giving to Together Rising helps to heal communities nationwide by offering support to help break cycles of poverty and violence. Through Together Rising, you recently invested $50,000 to fund Second Story‘s Teen Center in Culmore, Virginia –which supports 7th – 12th graders at risk of gang violence and recruitment.   Your funds are…

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Holiday Wishes

Every year nearly 500,000 children, impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma, spend time in the foster care system.    This holiday season, through Together Rising, you made 97 wishes come true for children in foster care. The wishes totaled $20,0000 and reached kids all over the US through One Simple Wish: Here are just 10 wishes…

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Heal and Sister the World

Please meet Laura and her four daughters — Kendall, Taylor, Emmaline & Ava.   Two years ago this month, they lost their beloved husband and father, Chris, when he collapsed and died in their home. His daughters were the first by his side.   Laura was a stay-at-home mom, and even with Chris working, money…

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