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

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Arlene

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair. Arlene is a licensed Dental Hygienist. She is having challenges landing a position because she faces some barriers with transportation. Many of the jobs for which she is qualified are outside of Richmond City limits. Arlene needs assistance with paying for minor car repairs. She is confident that she will better access to going on interviews and securing employment with this type of help.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Auto Repair

Marquita

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Travel Duffel Bag. Marquita is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building who is experiencing a period of transition as she is waiting for a home. She needs assistance with purchasing a travel duffel bag with wheels so she can transport her belongings and different job search activities with more convenience.

Need was fulfilled for $46!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • East End
  • Homeless
  • Work clothing & equipment

Diane

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Work Uniform. Diane recently landed a job but is unable to afford purchasing her uniform for work. She has had to move and is in a financial bind. Diane will need a uniform and work shoes to be in dress code for her first day of employment.

Need was fulfilled for $150!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Work clothing & equipment

Antoinette

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Wireless Phone Bill. Antoinette is unemployed. Bills are accumulating as she in the process of searching for a job. Her phone will be disconnected if she does not get caught up on her bill. Antoinette's phone is the only way she can communicate with potential employers.

Need was fulfilled for $140!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

La'Trena

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rental Assistance. La'Trena fell behind on paying her rent. She is employed but did not have enough hours to catch up so she could avoid paying late fees. With the help of the program at the Office of Community Wealth Building, La'Trena finally has started another job where she is able to get the hours she needs to pay her rent in full but needs assistance reconciling the balance owed.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Viola

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help Purchasing Washing Machine. Viola is employed part-time, enrolled in a work experience program for seniors. Her income is fixed and limited. Most of her daily living activities are done by public transportation. Recently, Viola's washing machine broke and it cannot be repaired. The laundromat in her community is not very close and not in a safe area as she only has time to wash her clothes during the evening when it is dark. Vola needs assistance with purchasing a new or used washing machine.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Work clothing & equipment

Constance

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Dental Work. Constance had to go for an emergency dental service. She didn’t have the extra funding to pay for it and needs to have some dental work done to avoid gum issues that can lead to further complications and even surgery. Getting this type of assistance will help improve the quality of Constance's life. Her dental work needs to be done soon.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 12/30/2018

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Ronald

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

New or Used Tires. Ronald is dual enrolled with Senior Connections and in a work experience program. Through the work experience program, Ronald will be getting the training he needs to qualify for his next position. He uses his car to get to his training program. Ronald needs new or used tire to sustain him thought the winter.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Girlanis

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Dental Radiation Safety Course. Girlanis is a recent High School Graduate enrolled in the workforce program at the Office of Community Wealth Building, who is getting a Dental Assistant Certificate from the Adult Continuing Education Center. She needs assistance with paying for a Dental Radiation Safety Course. This certification will increase Girlanis’ chance of securing a job as a Dental Assistant.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Career training

Maurice

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Maurice is enrolled in school for CDL training. His class was extended because he required more training. This training will allow him to qualify him to get his first job as a Truck Driver. Maurice needs assistance with paying the past due $160.00 on his electric bill as he has a pending disconnection.

Need was fulfilled for $160!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Louis

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas and Electricity Bill. Louis does not have any income as he is enrolled in school to get his CDL training. His class was suppose to end on 12/1/2018, but will not end until the first week of February. Obtaining CDL certification will help Louis secure a job as a Truck Driver. Louis needs assistance with paying for his gas and electricity bill while he is in training.

Need was fulfilled for $120!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Career training

Ukeisha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Although Ukeisha has obtained employment, she finds it challenging to catch up with paying her electric bill after being without a job for 9 months. Getting assistance will help alleviate the stress associated with finding a way to cover this cost.

Need was fulfilled for $147!

fulfilled on: 12/31/0018

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Britany

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair. Britany took her car in for the annual inspection and it failed because of repairs that are needed. She needs assistance with paying $250.00 towards those repairs, so she can get back and forth to CDL training She is eager to complete the CDL training so she can began to search for jobs that will pay her a living wage. Although Britany is working currently, her job does not pay her enough to move out of crisis.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 04/09/2020 21:24

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Lamont

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Work Boots. Lamont is a returning citizen and has been accepted into a work experience program. Getting assistance will help him meet the safety requirements of this position.

Need was fulfilled for $150!

fulfilled on: 12/31/0018

  • Northside
  • Returning Citizen
  • Work clothing & equipment

Wanda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Car Note. Wanda has never been behind on her bills. However, the past 6 months have been very difficult; Wanda lost a family member in her immediate family who had no life insurance and she had to contribute to the cost of funeral arrangements. Getting assistance with her car payment will help alleviate the extra stress associated with not being able to meet her financial obligations during this period of transition.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 12/26/0018

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Darryl

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Work Boots. Darryl is a returning citizen looking for full time employment. He is a candidate for a work experience program but needs appropriate shoes for the position. Getting assistance would help him meet the safety requirements work in this position.

Need was fulfilled for $150!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Work clothing & equipment

DeJuan

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Steel Toe Work Boots. In January 2019 Dejuan will be enrolled in a construction work experience program. This program will help him receive the training he needs to qualify for a position in the construction industry. Before Dejuan enters the program he would like to get assistance with purchasing steel work boots to meet the safety requirements for this work experience position.

Need was fulfilled for $150!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Lydia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Utility Bill to Keep the Power On. Lydia is working part-time and has not had full-time employment since 2016. As she continues her job search, bills are mounting, Lydia needs assistance with paying her most recent utility bill to sustain the power in her house during this period of transition.

Need was fulfilled for $71!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Elijah

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Drivers License. Elijah is in need of assistance with paying his court fees to reinstate his driving license. Being able to drive will allow him to gain greater access to job opportunities outside of the city of the Richmond.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Erving

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Court Fines. Snall needs assistance the remaining balance $210.79 of his court fees so he is able to obtain driver's license. He is enrolled 5C’s training program with the Office of Community Wealth Building and is working for Vessel Electric currently. In addition to working with Vessel, he is also enrolled at the Richmond Technical Center for Barbering. Snall has been diligent in his efforts to becoming self-sufficient. He has a car that he is unable to drive because of his license has not been able to get his driving license reinstated.

Need was fulfilled for $210.79!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2018

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees