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You’ve supported 272 local needs in the past year.

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Sherika received assistance with a repair bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

In her day job, Sherika works with members of her community in the East End assisting them in navigating barriers to their personal success. She has recently experienced a major plumbing issue that requires a ceiling repair to be fully corrected and she could use assistance with this cost. This is an opportunity to support someone who supports many others on a daily basis.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 01/28/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Jenee received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Jenee is an enrolled participant in OCWB's workforce program. She is a recent High School graduate and will attend J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for Nursing this month. Her personal computer is no longer working, and she needs a new one. Jenee is requesting a new computer she can complete her classes online.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Ms. Caal received support with her electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Ms. Caal enrolled in OCWB's workforce program and is a single mother of three. Currently, she is seeking a full-time job to help with her incoming bills and needs. Ms. Caal needs help with her electric bill. This type of assistance would be a great help to Ms. Caal and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $234!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

CJ received assistance with a bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

CJ is a hardworking father of two. He is currently out of work due to illness and awaiting medical leave payments which will not be received in time to pay upcoming car insurance bills and inspection. His truck is critical to him getting to and from work so having these two items taken care of so he can return to work as soon as he is able will allow him to focus on his recovery and family.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Angela received help with groceries

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Angela is starting out on her own after experiencing homelessness while grappling with mental health issues. She just moved into an apartment through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa, and is currently looking for a job. As she’s working to obtain a source of income, she would be grateful for assistance with groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 02/01/2021

  • Southside
  • Youth
  • Groceries

Joy received help with groceries

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Joy is a single mother of two children with autism who are currently receiving services at home. Her father is also living with them and experiencing severe mental health issues. Joy doing her best to make ends meet while taking care of her family, and would be grateful for assistance with groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/30/2021

  • Central
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Wyatt received help furnishing his home

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

59 years old, Wyatt has been residing in a camper with no electricity or plumbing for the last two years. He also has chronic health conditions that have prevented him from keeping a job. Wyatt recently moved into a rooming house and is in need of essentials for his space. He would be grateful for assistance with bedding, a mini refrigerator, and warm clothing.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • South Central
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household - Other Items

Cassandra received support covering her rent this month

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Cassandra is a single mother who has just recently returned to work after several months of her employment being impacted by the pandemic. She works directly with some of our most vulnerable community members and considers a privilege to be able to serve the sick and elderly population of Richmond. She is excited to get back into the workforce and to begin getting her finances back on track. She is need of support covering the gap while awaits her first paycheck this month.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Talisa received support covering her rent and utilities this month

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Talisa is a single mother of two and has been out of work for most of the pandemic, juggling the care of her eight month old and helping her 10 year get acclimated to the challenges of virtual homeschool. She is finally at the place that she feels comfortable to return to work and has been partnering with several community agencies to help her find the right opportunity. She could really use a little extra support covering some of her household bills while she navigates this process.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Tiffany received help with a laptop.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Recently, Tiffany lost her job due to COVID-19. She now would like to upgrade her skills and return to work in the medical field. She desires to work in a doctor's office or a healthcare center, and is set to attend the Clinical Medical Assistant class beginning January 25, 2021, but needs a computer for virtual classes.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/23/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Denise received help with furniture.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Denise is a single parent of three children, and has been working hard to increase her training skills and obtain valuable employment. Denise has achieved a milestone in her life by becoming a first-time homeowner, effective the end of January 2021! This has been a huge accomplishment for her and her three children, and she has been able to budget, pay off collection accounts, feed her family, and work multiple jobs to be able to purchase her first home. Denise is requesting help to buy essential furnishing for their new home.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Other Items

Cassandra received help purchasing a work uniform

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Cassandra is a single mother who experienced homelessness while seven months pregnant with her second child. After a long period of job searching, she recently succeeded in finding a waitress position that will start on February 1st. She needs to purchase her work uniform before she can start, and would appreciate help with slacks, shirts, and slip resistant shoes.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 01/18/2021

  • South Central
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Clothing

Tod received support after experiencing homelessness

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tod, age 59, has been homeless most of his life. He has stage 4 cancer, and is thankful to have recently found a safe and affordable apartment through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. Tod has very few personal belongings and is asking for assistance with bedding, clothing, groceries and a walker, to help him get settled in his new home.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/16/2021

  • South Central
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Rell received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Rell is a single mother who has been out of work since December 23rd. She is waiting to hear from her job to return to work. The two-week earnings she had saved diminished due to extra travel to the hospital, food, and disinfectant supplies. Her bills, for now, are current, but February is fast-approaching. This type of assistance will be a great help to Rell and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Warren received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Warren worked as a driver for an Adult Day Care Center and was laid off when COVID-19 became a safety issue for the organization. Warren is 71 years old and lives alone. Warren continues to seek employment but has not been successful thus far. He is now behind on many of his monthly bills and has requested assistance from the Giving Wall.

Need was fulfilled for $202.80!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Danielle received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help Laptop. Danielle is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building Workforce program and has enrolled in virtual training due to COVID-19. Danielle needs a computer because she is having difficulty completing her training on her cell phone. This type of assistance will help Natasha complete her training.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Nyan received warm clothing for work and a commuter kit

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Nyan, his wife and their two children arrived in Richmond this summer, some of the lucky few refugees allowed in to the U.S. under current strict immigration policies and COVID travel restrictions. Originally from Burma (Myanmar), Nyan spent 26 years in a refugee camp in Thailand, where the conditions in camps are notoriously deficient in nutrition and education. Nyan is illiterate, but learning conversational English. IRC employment specialists secured him a job in a food-processing factory. Nyan is working the overnight shift in cold, physically demanding conditions. He is grateful for the job that supports his family of four, but he would like warm layers like wool work socks and a warm coat that will make the job more tolerable. He could also use a commuter kit that includes a lunch bag and insulated mug.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 01/13/2021

  • West End
  • Refugee
  • Work - Clothing

Christeva received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Training. Christeva is an enrolled participant with OCWB's Workforce Program. She has completed the unarmed security guard training and needs assistance with registering with the Department of Criminal Justice Service to get her certification. The fees must be paid online with a card at the time of registration. This type of assistance will help Christeva secure employment.

Need was fulfilled for $166.40!

fulfilled on: 01/13/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Other Items

Natasha received a computer.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Natasha, a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building Workforce program, is an aspiring Pharmacy Technician. She could not complete her on-site training due to COVID-19, but has recently found a way to finish her classes online -- but she does not have a computer. She's requesting help to purchase a laptop so she can earn her Pharmacy Tech certification.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/09/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Equipment

Keith received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Keith was laid off from being a Head Chef from a retreat facility since June as a result of the pandemic. His employer cancelled all catering jobs for 2020. Since then, he has worked a temp job for a local university that has closed since students have left for the holidays. Although he was invited to apply for a permanent position , he has no income right now. A church has agreed to pay $300 toward his balance for rent. All he needs is a little over $200 to make ends meet for the month of January.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/07/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent