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You’ve supported 202 local needs in the past year.

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Charles received assistance his water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Charles is on fixed social security income. His medication does not allow him to work right now and Covid has made it difficult for his wife to work. He has tried to receive additional government assistance but has fallen through the cracks. Charles and wife are senior citizens and are doing the best they can ti survive these difficult times. They have fallen behind on their utility bills and need assistance to catch up while they work through the red tape updating their benefit status.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility

Adeline received assistance with baby supplies

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

14 years old, Adeline just gave preterm birth to a baby girl. She planned to give her baby up for adoption, but could not go through with it. Her mother is helping as much as she can, but is in recovery from substance use disorder and barely able to make ends meet for Adeline and her four other children. Adeline did not have a baby shower and is in dire need of baby supplies. Assistance with bottles, clothes, blankets, diapers and a bassinet would mean so much to her family.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

  • Richmond
  • Teenager
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Tony received a place out of the cold weather

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Tony is experiencing homelessness and also struggles with her mental health. She lives in the county and cannot easily access the Inclement Weather Shelter. Tony is working with CCC staff on a permanent housing solution but with the expected snow and below freezing temperatures she needs a warm, dry place to stay for a few days.

Need was fulfilled for $204.12!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Linda received a heater

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Linda and her partner are currently sleeping outside in a tent. While they are working with CCC's Street Outreach team, they prefer to remain in their tent for now and need a heater to help keep them warm this winter.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Wayne received help wiith food, gas and clothing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas, Clothing, and Food. Wayne is waiting on employment verification. He requires gas, clothing, and food. Mr. Wayne uses his savings and is afraid he will not have the funds to get to work or interviews. He is requesting support with the above items.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Becca received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Becca is on the road to success with her new business. She's at the last stages of launching, but unfortunately, every obstacle is hitting her simultaneously. She is reaching out for support because she is in financial need of groceries. Unfortunately, Becca has stretched herself thin with all of her other financial bills/obligations within her household and business, which has caused her to fall short.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Shannithia received help replacing household items.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help Replacing Household Items. Nithia has been dealing with an uninhabitable living condition for some time. Most of Nithia's children's clothing, bedding, food, and shoes have been destroyed. Her landord has finally moved her to another location, however, Nithia needs to replace some of these items, at this time and is reaching out for your support.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Ramos received help with clothing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothing. Ramos needs clothing. His size is challenging to find. He is diligently searching for work as he waits to start CDL classes next week. He is reaching out for your support with at least pants, shirts, and shoes.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Tamika received needs help with a utility bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Tamika is a single mother between jobs due to the pandemic. Tamika picks up deliveries to make ends meet, but due to her current situation with contracting COVID, she has had to isolate herself and can’t work. As a result, Tamika has fallen behind on her utility bill. She is requesting assistance with her utility bill to avoid a disconnect.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Katrina received assistance car insurance.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Katrina is a single mother who works part time and lives on a fixed income. She recently tested positive with Covid and was forced out of work for nearly a month. This has caused a large gap in her income for this month. She has fallen behind on her car insurance. She needs assistance to catch up so that she is able to drive legally as she returns to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Anissa received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Anissa has sole custody of her three small children after overcoming a domestic violence situation. She is working and starting to create a stronger support system and rebuild. She has been unable find full time work and is making ends by driving for uber while her children are in school. Assistance paying this remaining balance toward her rent will provide some much needed breathing room for her as she works to resettle their lives in their new environment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Darren received assistance paying his rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Darren is a disabled vet who has been out of work for a close to a year. He was laid off because of Covid and has been living on fixed income ever since. He is currently staying in a hotel and trying to keep up the weekly payments while he looks for a new job. He has had several interviews over the past few weeks and feels optimistic that he will land a job very soon. He needs assistance covering his hotel stay in the meantime so that he can stay on track toward his goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/11/2022

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Rent

Anna received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ana just lost her apartment due to an altercation her son had with a neighbor. She is working to get a new apartment and has been staying in hotels in the meantime. This has put a huge strain on her budget and caused her to fall behind on her electricity bill. She would like assistance covering this bill so that she does not have a past due balance impeding her from connecting her utilities at her new apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Kevon received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kevon is living a fixed disability income and is only able to work part time. He has been out of work for several months caring for his wife who was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer. He is need of assistance covering the shortfall on his January rent while he works to regain some stability in his financial situation. Assistance with this will make focusing on wife and her health during this very difficult season that much easier.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Israel received help with infant needs

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Needs for Infant. Israel is an enrolled participant in OCWB's workforce program. He is also in an Electrical Apprentice program where he cannot work full time while he is training. Israel pays $86.00 for two cans of specialty baby formula his son needs per week. His family needs help with this cost until he can secure full-time employment very soon.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Will received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Will has been working odd jobs and doing day labor for temp agencies to keep his bills paid the past few months. He recently suffered an injury to his leg that has caused him to have to turn some of those opportunities. He needs assistance covering the rent at the rooming house where he resides while he is in the process of recovery and working with the agency to find more suitable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Kieosha received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Keiosha is a single mom is a healthcare provider who has been out of work for a couple of months due to illness with COVID-19 and other multiple health challenges. She is now recovering and hopes to return to work in a month. Meanwhile, Keiosha has fallen behind on her bills, trying to catch up. This type of help will be great assistance to Keiosha.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Sheena received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Sheena is an enrolled participant in OCWB’s workforce program. She has had her hours reduced at work recently and is finding it challenging to meet some of her financial obligations. Sheena is requesting help with groceries. This type of assistance will help Sheena as she is planning her next steps.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Jack received a bus ticket

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jack has been staying in a Richmond shelter and has just gotten the opportunity to move out of state to live with his daughter. He needs assistance buying a bus ticket so that he can get to his daughter and a permanent home (hopefully before the holidays).

Need was fulfilled for $204.12!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Terrell received transportation assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Terrell is currently staying at in a shelter and needs assistance with transportation so that he can continue to get to his appointments on time and find long-term, stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $75.20!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Central
  • Youth
  • Bill - Auto