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You’ve supported 170 local needs in the past year.

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Monique

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Monique was laid off during the onset of COVID-19. Being out of work put her behind financially being a single mother of an autistic child. She recently was informed she needs to have emergency dental treatments which is taking away from her other financial obligations. Monique is asking for assistance with her Verizon Wireless bill.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/13/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Patricia R

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Patricia recently lost her job and is unable to pay her rent for the month. She has just signed up with DoorDash and UberEats to stay ahead and put funds away for a rainy day. Patricia is asking for assistance to help with her rent so she doesn’t fall behind

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 12/04/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Michael S

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Michael has struggled with finding a career that will make his happy and provide for his family financially. After months of soul searching, Michael decided to enroll in CDL Training. He has a passion for driving and meeting new people. Michael has one urgency that he doesn’t want to hinder him from completing his CL training and is requesting help to pay for minor traffic violation.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 12/08/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Chris J

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Christopher recently obtained full custody of his teenage daughter and is adjusting with the changes financially. Christopher has decided to enroll in HVCA training to make himself more profitable in the job market, cutting his hours at work. He has a passion working with his hands and helping out in the community especially the elderly. Christopher is requesting help to pay for an outstanding medical bill and his utility bill.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 12/06/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Capri

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Capri has struggled to find a career that provides enough for herself and her son. After a good deal of reflection and research, Capri has made a commitment to pursue a profession as an EMT and CPR Trainer . She has a passion to help people, and with the pandemic we are facing, she wants to be an asset to the community. Capri is requesting help to pay for her auto insurance.

Need was fulfilled for $250.64!

fulfilled on: 12/12/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Virginia received assistance with funeral expenses.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

Virginia is a valued and loved teacher in the East End and recently lost her 18-year old son. She seeks assistance to cover funeral expenses so she can focus on herself and her family during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 12/12/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Charles

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

At age 61, Charles is now housed after a long period of experiencing homelessness. He loves his new home and is currently trying to find a job. However, his search has been especially challenging during the pandemic, as he is not computer savvy. Charles worked odd jobs in the past and is looking for a position that will cover his rent costs. He is not giving up and is out every day searching for work. He is asking for assistance with boots, socks, bedding, and winter clothes.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Frida

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

A single mother of four, Frida and her children were housed 10 months ago after experiencing homelessness, and she continues to make great strides. She was working full time and on the verge of meeting her housing costs when COVID-19 spiked again. Her hours were cut from 40 hours to 20 hours per week. She is still positive, but nervous about her housing costs. She is asking for warm clothing for her children so she can put her income toward rent.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Ayanna

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Until recently, Ayanna and her five boys were homeless. Ayanna just secured a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant, but needs to obtain certifications in CPR and Meds before she can be put on the schedule. Since she has not yet received a paycheck, she and her children, ages 1 to 15, are in need of warm bedding and items such as blankets, sheets, comforters, pillows, towels and washcloths, as well as socks and shoes for the boys.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Kennicia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Kennicia was recently put on disability and with a decrease in income, she has found it difficult providing all the necessary needs for her family. She has limited resources and is asking for assistance in helping her pay her electricity bill. Kennicia doesn't like to fall behind and she is could really use the assistance to help out so she can use the extra money for food to feed her two girls.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Alvin

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Alvin fell behind after having unexpected repairs needed for his car. He needs his transportation to get back and forth to work. Due to the unforeseen setback, Alvin is asking for help to pay his car note so he doesn't fall behind in other bills.

Need was fulfilled for $234!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Chardae

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Chardae fell behind on her electricity bill and made arrangements for a payment plan. Recently, her hours were cut down to 24 hours a week. She wasn't able to make her payment arrangement is requesting assistance with the bill.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 12/11/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Taniqua

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Taniqua's hours at work have been cut tremendously during COVID, due to social distancing in beauty salons. Taniqua and her daughter have been struggling both try to obtain hours with their part time jobs. Taniqua has a portion of the rent; however, she fell short and is requesting assistance with the remaining funds.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 12/01/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

April

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

April has struggled to find a career that provides enough for herself and her children. After a good deal of reflection and research, April has made a decision to pursue a profession as a CDL Driver. She has a passion for driving, and with the pandemic we are facing, she wants to be an asset to the community by delivery goods. April is currently enrolled in training and has limited hours at her current job, she is requesting help to pay towards her utility bill so she can get caught up.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Andrea

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Andrea has experienced a financial strain after a cut in her hours at work. She is currently seeking other employment that will meet all her needs; however, in the meantime, she is requesting assistance with her car insurance so she will be covered going to and from work.

Need was fulfilled for $140.40!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Chelsea

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Chelsea has struggled to make ends meet financially during COVID-19. After a good deal of reflection and job searching, Chelsea has made a commitment to pursue finding a part-time job that works around her childrens schedule to help her stay ahead and not fall behind financially.

Need was fulfilled for $78!

fulfilled on: 12/02/2020

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Rotunda received assistance furnishing her apartment

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Rotunda recently relocated into her own apartment after finding the strength to transition from a very toxic situation. She has been successfully managing her own apartment and financial responsibilities despite her inability to work a traditional job and her fixed disability income. Though she currently resides alone she has the over the past 7 months been proudly making her apartment home the best way she can. She was recently given the opportunity to obtain household furnishings from the Caritas program and needs some support paying the referral and delivery fees. With this assistance she will be able to completely furnish her apartment and finally settle into her new home.

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 12/03/2020

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

David

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Mr. Howard is a single father of a 14 year old female. Since March 2020, Mr. Howard has full custody of his daughter and being disabled has put a strain on him financially. He has fallen behind in his city utility bill and is requesting assistance to help him get caught up.

Need was fulfilled for $172.64!

fulfilled on: 12/01/2020

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Jasmine received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jasmine is a single mother of 4 and has been diligently working to keep all her household expenses afloat but has fallen behind since being laid off as a result of the pandemic. She has recently returned to work but is finding difficulty juggling her current responsibilities and just needs some assistance to get back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 12/01/2020

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Yolanda received paying childcare this month.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Yolanda is a single mother. Her income has been severely impacted recently by fluctuation in child support payments as a result of covid implications. She has reliable childcare for her 4 year old son and needs assistance covering tuition for the next two weeks while she makes adjustments to the temporary change in income.

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 12/03/2020

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent