You deployed $100,000 to Texas for shelter, warmth, food, and water!

This week’s winter storm in Texas resulted in the “largest forced blackout in history” according to Time, leaving at least 3.3 million in freezing temperatures without electricity or heat and countless people without safe drinking water.  At least 31 people have died, including a grandmother and her three grandchildren who tragically died in a house…

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You activated to ensure Erin received breast cancer treatment

“Erin, a single mother of three-year-old Fitzgerald — lovingly called Fitz— was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in spring 2020. She cried and then got to work. For Erin, that included surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hospital stays, all while caring for Fitz, working full-time, and living through the pandemic.” After months of grueling treatment,…

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You highlighted the most beautiful aspects of this community!

At the beginning of the year, we asked what being part of this Together Rising community meant to you. In your comments, you highlighted the most beautiful aspects of this community!  Each of you make this community what it is: a powerful, direct, effective world-changing collective.  THANK YOU. Let’s keep changing the world, together.  

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Meet Charles, Teresa, and their beautiful family!

As millions of families facing overwhelming challenges know far too well right now: The line between financial stability and drowning in debt can be cruel and narrow — crossed quickly no matter how hard you try.  You, through Together Rising, are holding that line and restoring stability for families across the nation.  Meet Charles, Teresa,…

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Food baskets for families in Yemen

According to the UN, Yemen is experiencing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The civil war has decimated businesses and factories and closed hospitals and commercial ports —  leaving the country without the critical infrastructure needed to function at a basic level, let alone address the world’s worst cholera outbreak, flooding, and now COVID. A staggering…

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We have a beautiful update from Billy’s mom, Teagan!

At Together Rising, we are not a community of  “givers” and “receivers.” We are a community committed to showing up for each other — sometimes we need a little extra and sometimes we give a little extra. This is why we love Billy and Teagan’s story.   You met Teagan this time last year when she…

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We want to thank you personally!

As we reflect on the last year, our hearts are filled to the brim with deep gratitude and immense appreciation for the countless ways you’ve continued to show up and make all of this work possible. Because of you, Together Rising helped more families in 2020 than ever before.  As we start a new year,…

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We are standing with you on this longest night

Tonight, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, we stand with everyone for whom this year has been immensely and extraordinarily difficult, including Melanie, whose former husband and the father to her three beloved boys, Tim, died from COVID in March. In her words, “even though he was the farthest thing from…

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Meet Ana!

A guiding principle of Together Rising is that “As she rises, we rise” — and no story shows that truth better than this story of Ana.   The first generation of her family to go to college and a teen mom, Ana had the audacious dream of becoming a lawyer in order to empower people in…

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You’ve held each other close! Meet Addison

This year has been extraordinarily and immensely difficult, leaving so many feeling alone. And in need of connection.  Meet Addison, an eight-year old who has been learning fully remotely. During that time, she’s been unable to be with her friends, as well as other family members she loves — just like so many of us…

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