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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Standing with Beirut

Together Rising stands with our heartbroken, enraged, and devastated siblings in Beirut.    While fighting a global pandemic, enduring political upheaval, and surviving an economic crisis, the people of Beirut suffered a devastating explosion last week.    Last Tuesday, thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, reported to have been stored unsafely for years, detonated –…

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The Brave Ones

After spending their lives in foster care, these Brave Ones had “aged out” of the system, and utterly alone in gigantic NYC – without a family, community or the tangible things needed to start a life. But they didn’t have to be. You stepped into this gap last May and gave enough for 32 youth…

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Can you send a note to these wonderful women?

Today we’re delighted to introduce you to three amazing women whose spirits we’d love to lift. Jacquelyn, Frances, and Eva Maria are all women who are isolated from their family and friends right now because of COVID-19. If you feel moved to send a card, letter, or children’s drawing to one of these wonderful women,…

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Save your hands for cuddling your babies!

  Cece, from this community, wrote to us about your dear friend Rena* —  who is raising her three beautiful children on her own, and whose washing machine broke a while back.     The cost of replacing it was too much for Rena’s already strained budget.  So Rena was forced to hand wash the entire…

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Fathers In The Heights

Earlier this year you sent $35,000 to Nido de Esperanza, an amazing organization in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that serves mothers and young children. Most of the mamas are recent immigrants and the majority of them worked as stylists and manicurists, dishwashers, and housekeepers–jobs that ended abruptly when the city shut…

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