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You’ve supported 159 local needs in the past year.

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Antwanette

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Water Bill. Antwanette needs help to prevent her water from being disconnected. Although she found employment, she fell behind on her utility bill because she was out of work for 8 weeks. Antwanette lost her job because she had to assume responsibility for her brother and sisters. She had to go into foster care and wanted to prevent them from going into the system. Her father is incarcerated and her mother faces barriers that prevents her from being present for Antwanette and her younger siblings. This type of assistance will help alleviate stress associated with being the primary caregiver in her family. Antwanette will enroll in the CNA training program in June to become a Certified Nursing Aide in the near future.

Need was fulfilled for $227!

fulfilled on: 03/19/2019

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Heywood S.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas Card. Heywood needs help paying for gas as he attends an 8-10 week CDL training class at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). Currently, Heywood is seeking employment after being laid off from his previous employer last month. This type of assistance will help Heywood as he pursues his career goal to become a CDL Truck Driver.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Laverne

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Driver's License Reinstatement. Laverne's license was suspended as a result of unpaid parking tickets. She needs adequate transportation to travel back and forth to work as her job is not on the bus line. This type of assistance means that Laverne will be able to get her driver's license restored, travel to work and maintain her employment.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Rickey

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Work Equipment. Recently, Rickey has completed CDL training and secured full-time employment. The participant is paying bills and rent but, his job requires each driver to have their own Citizen’s Band (CB) Radio as he travels for work. This type of assistance will help Rickey maintaining his current employment.

Need was fulfilled for $106!

fulfilled on: 03/05/2019

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Work clothing & equipment

Lee

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Rent. Lee was working a construction job that ended recently and has fallen behind on paying his rent. He is enrolled in a class to receive his CDL Training through a Workforce program that will last for six weeks. Lee has received help from his family but has a remaining balance of $170.00 that will satisfy his account through April. In April, Lee will qualify for employment as he would have completed his training. This type of assistance will prevent Lee and his family from getting evicted.

Need was fulfilled for $170!

fulfilled on: 02/28/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Michael

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Rent. Michael fell behind on his weekly rent payment as he only had a part-time job. Since then, Michael has been able to secure additional employment. Although, Michael’s hours has increased, he still needs help paying the last bit of late fees to save money on interest. This type of assistance will help him experience the fresh start he needs on the road toward self-sustainability.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 03/04/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Michelle

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Storage Fees. Ms. Miller was in a serious car accident, and was admitted into a rehabilitation center, which caused her to lose her job and eventually her apartment. Michelle has to put her personal items in storage. She went through physical therapy but wasn't able to go back to work for her previous employer due to her physical injuries. Michelle signed up with AARP Employment Services and will be able to maintain her storage fees now that she is working. However, Michelle still needs assistance paying her storage account, so she does not lose all her personal belongings. The current amount for her storage bill is $351.80 which includes a past due amount and the new monthly balance. Michelle is requesting $250.00 in assistance pay her storage bill. Michelle is getting help from family and friends to pay her account in the upcoming months until she moves back into another place of her own.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/23/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Mario

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with High School Senior Dues. Mario is on schedule to graduate from Armstrong High School in June. Financially, his family is unable to help Mario pay his senior dues which includes the amount for cap, gown and senior activities. Mario has worked hard to realize his dream of being the first in his family to graduate from High School.

Need was fulfilled for $215!

fulfilled on: 02/28/2019

  • East End
  • Youth
  • Small debt & fees

Benita

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Benita is enrolled in the Dream Academy to obtain her high school diploma. Most of her classes are online but she uses public transportation to get to class as Benita she is determined to complete the program in June of 2019. At times, Benita she struggles getting to class during winter months because of complications related to having a prosthetic leg. This type of assisatmce

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 02/28/2019

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Work clothing & equipment

Nejshan

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Car Insurance. Nejshan is a single mother and Certified Nursing Aide and Personal Companion Aide who values being to pay her bills on time. However, she lost her job in December of 2018 as a result of having issues with her transportation. Nejshan was able to pay her bills through January with her last paycheck but has an outstanding balance for her car insurance. She will need help paying her past due balance and the amount for the upcoming month. Nejshan’s total need is $229. It is very critical that she is able to make this payment on time since she has had several interviews in the past few weeks and cannot jeopardize her ability to operate her vehicle. Many of the jobs for which she is applying is not on the bus line. Nejshan anticipates being able to secure employment within the next few weeks; participants with her skill set and certifications are in high demand! This type of assistance will ensure Nejshan can make it to her interviews.

Need was fulfilled for $229!

fulfilled on: 02/15/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Sheila

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Groceries. Shelia just landed employment after months of searching for job. She is requesting support with food so she can have lunch and dinner daily until she receives her 1st pay check; at this time Sheila only has enough food for 3 more days.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Karlla

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas. Karlla will begin her Pharmacy Technician classes soon and will need assistance with gas to attend her program at the Richmond Technical Center. Karlla is working currently, but needs help paying for gas since her mileage has increased since attending school; Karlla also drives to work her child care provider. This type of assistance will help her until she completes her Pharmacy Technician certification program.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Bruce

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Steel Toe Work Boots Needed. Currently, Bruce is in training to get his CDL certification. He needs assistance with purchasing steel toe work boots to be dress code compliant for employment.

Need was fulfilled for $200!

fulfilled on: 02/13/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Work clothing & equipment

Diane

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Assistance. Diane is unemployed and is in urgent need of help with paying this month's rent. She owed $900 but with the help of her friends and family, she was able to reconcile most of her balance, except $250. Diane is enrolled is enrolled in two workforce program to receive extra support during the job search process. Diane is hopeful about securing employment as she has landed several interviews over the past few weeks.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/13/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Crystal

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Crystal will begin cosmetology classes at the Richmond Technical Center very soon and will need help paying for gas as she travels to and from school. Although Crystal works full time, she will need this type of assistance until her cosmetology training is complete.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Iris

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Iris is a single mom who has been approved to attend school to obtain her high school diploma. She will be completing some of her homework in school, at the library and at different career stations in the city. Iris also would like to have the option of doing her work at home as she has small children. Having a home computer would allow Iris to be home with her children as she is working toward completing her high school studies.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 02/03/2019

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Work clothing & equipment

Barbara

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Barbara is in the process of searching for employment and is enrolled in a training program to finish her high school studies. She is finding it challenging to pay her electricity bill in full; Barbara carries a month balance of 127 with the threat of getting her power disconnected. Receiving this type of assistance will help to alleviate some financial stress while she is searching for employment and completes her last math class.

Need was fulfilled for $132!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Antonio

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Antonio has been unemployed for over 10 years. He is enrolled in a workforce development program where he received career coaching, interviewing and resume assistance. Antonio landed an interview and was able to secure employment. He needs assistance with paying for gas to get to work until he receives his first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $55!

fulfilled on: 02/05/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Hattie

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Hattie is a participant in a small business training program that takes place at different locations around the City. She lives on a fixed income and does not have the resources to continue attending training that occurs twice a week. This type of assistance will help Hattie to continue attending classes until the end of the program.

Need was fulfilled for $55!

fulfilled on: 02/01/2019

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Transportation

India

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. India will begin her Nail Technician classes soon and will need assistance paying for gas to get to and from training at the Richmond Technical Center. She is unemployed until she receives her nail tech license, qualifying to work in a salon or shop. India is an active participant in the programs at the City of Richmond's career stations, conducting job searches. This type of assistance will help India move closer to achieving her dream of becoming a Nail Technician.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2019

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Transportation