Deaf Camps’ Dream to Reach More Children

We learned about the non-profit Deaf Camps, Inc. when board member, Louise Rollins nominated her colleague, and Deaf Camps president, Kathy MacMillian for our Shero Love Flash Mob last year.   Deaf Camps is an all-volunteer organization that runs a summer camp program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf Camps provides accommodations for campers…

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Together, Love Wins – Louisiana Flooding

Our beloved sisters and brothers in Louisiana have been operating with stunning courage and grace and ferocity and hope under harrowing circumstances. We have been watching how you have handled this flooding and each other and we stand in awe of you.   To thank you for your example, Together Rising has connected with an…

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The People Your Love is Saving

This spring, the author Corban Addison traveled to Europe, following the route taken by hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Greek island of Lesvos to the cities of northern Germany. Along his way, Corban met volunteers from a dozen nations who saved lives using the funds you have given—making meals, distributing clothes, and surviving…

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Mothers and Daughters

Denise’s hero is her warrior daughter, Jennifer. Several years ago, Jennifer developed psoriatic arthritis, a painful and debilitating auto-immune disease. She has lived with constant pain ever since.   Denise told us that Jennifer unexpectedly became pregnant with twins. “She was an extremely high risk case and had to go on disability. She was on bed…

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The Prison Story Project

Nominated by her friends, Kathy became another one of our shining Sheroes.  What the entire friend group told us was that Kathy lights up the room. But not just any room; there are lots of people who can do that. Kathy lights up a damp, cold, cinder-block room in a local prison. From that dismal room,…

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Fundraise for Together Rising!

We are excited to introduce you to our Boob Squad!   This has been their name and their campaign for a decade – and we love it. The Boob Squad was our pioneer team for our new Peer-to-Peer fundraising offering. We are so grateful to them!   On the very same week that we launched our…

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Lizette’s Dream – Bookmobile

Last year, we began bringing Together Rising’s work to Glennon’s speaking events. It is our dream to somehow serve every city Glennon visits, to be introduced to communities and address their specific needs. We tested our dream out at an event in Herndon, Virginia.   We asked Becca, beloved minister of the venue, Trinity Presbyterian Church, what…

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A Piece of My Heart – Casey

Jennifer nominated her “one in a million” friend, Casey, for our Shero award last year. Casey means the world to her friends and her people. And the world means everything to Casey. She’s a mom, foster mom, and stand-by-your-side friend. After the tragic 2010 earthquake, Casey’s husband, Ron, began taking trips to Haiti to help…

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Family Strong – Raquel in the Middle

Friends, meet the O’Brien family. Look at this beautiful group! Mom, Raquel, is the one right in the middle. This is fitting, because, as her daughter Felicia wrote in to tell us, Raquel is a shero. She has stood firm in the middle of her family, holding it together through sickness and heartbreak. Here is how…

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Meet Our Shero – Jasmine

Friends, meet one of our Sheroes! We first met Jasmine when her friend, Sarah, nominated her for our May 2015 Sheroes Love Flash Mob award. Taken into a life of prostitution when she was only a teenager, Jasmine struggled with abuse, drug addiction, and homelessness. When she decided to get out, her trafficker threatened to kill her if she tried to leave.…

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