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Reach Out! Rise Up! Receive! Heart Rising Update June 2022

Heart Rising receives several calls a week from fire survivors who are still trying to restabilize their lives, a year and a half after the Almeda Fire. The fire destroyed thousands of apartments and homes affecting thousands of individuals, couples, and families. Although the community has put some space between themselves by rebuilding and calling […]

Reach Out! Rise Up! Receive! Heart Rising Update January 2022

First, let me begin by wishing all the supporters of Heart Rising, our donors, community partners, fire survivors, grantors and especially the Thalden Foundation and our hard-working, selfless, generous, volunteer teams—a safe, fulfilling, Happy New Year. In 2021 we continued to be reminded that we are literally not out of the woods yet, with fires […]

Reach Out! Rise Up! Receive! Heart Rising Update November 2021

How could a year have gone by so quickly? We are a brave crew, Heart Rising teams and their families. We have faced down the pandemic, rehousing disappointments, endless smoke-filled days, joblessness, food and shelter problems, schooling. and transportation issues, and still, we soldier on. Thank you to every volunteer who spent hours acquiring necessities […]

Reach Out! Rise Up! Receive! Heart Rising Update October 2021

A year after the Almeda Fire, many families have decided to stay, despite daunting challenges and hardships—because this is where they find support and community. Because this is their home. And this point was never so clearly driven home than in the descriptive, documentary-style article the New York Times published on September 8, 2021. Some […]