This Independence Day, let’s take a moment to be grateful for the opportunity to provide some deeply deserved independence to Shawn, Joline and the girls. Look—they got the car you bought them in the last Love Flash Mob!!! Also, in honor of Independence Day, Together Rising will be supporting 15 other military families who contacted us requesting support. We love you all. It is our honor to serve the servers. Together is better. Love, Us P.S. If you missed the last Love Flash Mob, you can meet our beloved Shawn & Joline’s family here. P.P.S. We are still fulfilling Love Flash Mob requests so stay tuned—your shero will receive her grant from us very soon if she hasn’t already!
Friends, meet Julie. Julie is one of the 176 warriors we lifted up in Together Rising’s last Love Flash Mob. Here’s what one of the friends who nominated Julie said about her: “Julie is my hero. Julie works in a special education classroom and assists the classroom teacher, Mrs Sack. She sits one-on-one with students to help guide them through their lesson plans, accompanies them through the hallways to keep them safe, toilets and diapers the children who are unable to take care of those necessities themselves, and is ever vigilant to monitor the children for warning signs of seizures or other potential sudden illnesses/emergencies. Because of the heightened needs of the students, her work day can be amazingly stressful. Yet Julie greets every school day and each and every student in exactly the same way—with patience and love and a true desire to see the children succeed and grow and experience life to the fullest. (Julie has more patience in her pinkie than I do in my entire body!) After telling me about an especially difficult day, Julie assured me that the rewards far outweigh the negative. She has helped “hopeless” children learn how to write their name, master […]
Friends, have you noticed that our Hailey is EVERYWHERE??? NBC KING 5 News, the Huffington Post, Yahoo News & ABC Good Morning America, A Mighty Girl—Our girl is on fire! For those of you who missed it, Hailey’s mom wrote in and told us Hailey’s incredible story—how her 9-year-old daughter has been serving the homeless community around her for the last four years, first growing fruits and vegetables to share, then gathering and distributing requested items, and, now—building sturdy shelters where her friends can live. We shared Hailey’s story with you during Together Rising’s last Love Flash Mob and you rallied to support her, raising $3000 for her to build 10 more shelters. Together Rising then contacted Hailey’s local Lowes in Silverdale, WA and the manager agreed to give her 50% off of all of her supplies (thank you, Justin!!)—so our gift of 10 shelters is now 20 shelters! On the night of the Love Flash Mob, we got this message from Miranda, Hailey’s incredible mama: Dear Wonderful People of Together Rising, Thank you for today. It was exactly what our family needed. On Tuesday we learned that Hailey’s little sister Josie would have to go to New York for some difficult medical tests and appointments. It was hard […]
Last year, Antonella wrote to Together Rising about her 8-month old nephew, Lorenzo, who has a rare chronic lung condition called NEHI. Antonella’s sister, Camila, and her husband were struggling under a mountain of medical debt and couldn’t afford the $4,000 portable oxygen machine sweet Lorenzo desperately needed. Lorenzo’s doctors told the family that without this machine- this little guy and his family would be home bound until he was five. After our vetting we said to Antonella: “Sister – if our community buys your family this $4,000 machine, will little Lorenzo be able to go outside to play? And will his mama be able to carry him around for the first time? And will not just Lorenzo, but every single member of your family be able breathe much, much easier?” Yes, Antonella said. Yes, yes, yes. Yes is the best. So of course we bought the machine. YOU bought the machine. And you sent it. And this is what Antonella sent back. “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping Lorenzo. My sister can carry him and the machine outside by herself without having to have someone push the big tank that they used before. She can go to […]
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