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You’ve supported 173 local needs in the past year.

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Amir received support to pay his electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amir is a single father of a 13 year old son and lives on a fixed disability income. He has fallen behind on electricity bill and needs assistance to catch up. He has been becoming more involved in community programs and working to get his son more connected to positive youth and young adults in the area to help support him.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/13/2022

  • East End
  • Single Father
  • Bill - Electricity

Beverly received assistance paying her real estate taxes.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Beverly is an elderly woman who lives on a fixed disability income. She has resided in her home in Church Hill for more than 25 years. She was participating in a tax relief program that helped her cover her real estate taxes over the past few years. Peter Paul is helping her navigate the recertification process that was missed due to missed communication on the part of the city. She needs assistance paying the down payment on the payment arrangement that has been set up while we figure out a more long term solution to ensure that she is able to keep possession of her home.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/06/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Mortgage

Christal received help paying her security deposit.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Christal is a single mom of two boys and a domestic abuse survivor. She recently moved her to start over and has been living with family. She has finally been approved for her own apartment and needs assistance covering the security deposit and other moving expenses. With this assistance along with the recent promotion to full time hours at her job, she should be well on her way to securing a safer and much more stable situation for her and her boys.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Otis received assistance paying his electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Otis runs a small home improvement business. Work has been very slow over the past few months because of Covid and the weather. His wife has not been able to work recently because of health issues and relies heavily on his support to cover the household finances. They have fallen behind on the electricity bill and need assistance keeping it up to date.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Charles received assistance repairing his car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Charles is a single dad who works two part time jobs to make ends meet. He relies heavily on his car to get back and forth to work and to get his children to school. He recently had to put his car in the shop and the cost of repairs has put a dent in his monthly budget. Assistance with this expense will ensure that he continue to pay his regular bills and stay on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/29/2022

  • East End
  • Single Father
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Lenise received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Lenise is enrolled in OCWB's Workforce Program. She was out of work for a week with COVID and when she returned discovered her position was eliminated due to layoffs. Lenise receives no subsidies for her three children and needs help with groceries until she can find work.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/30/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Bernard received help with paying bills.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Bills. Bernard is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program. He also is a contractor who provides maintenance support for one the City of Richmond buildings. The building was closed during the holidays, and Bernard missed five days of work which has impacted his earnings at the end of 2021. As a contractor, when he doesn't work during the holiday, he doesn't get paid. Bernard needs help catching up on some his bills: electricity and rent.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/29/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Lewis received help correcting a plumbing issue in his home

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lewis is a senior citizen who lives on a fixed income. He is experiencing a plumbing leak that is causing an increase in his utility bills. Help with correcting this small issue will go along way to saving him money and improving his overall quality of life.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/14/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Cassandra received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Cassandra is a single mother of four. She works full time but has recently fallen behind on her rent after being sick and losing time from work. She needs help catching up as she recovers and heads back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/07/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Tanya received paying her car note this month.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tanya has been working toward the goal of moving out of the housing projects for several years now. She and her 3 children are excited to have found a place and are in position to move over the next month, Paying her car note has been a little more difficult this month because of all the moving costs she has incurred. Assistance with the will make all the difference in her transition to a more safe and stable living environment for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Leah received assistance paying her utility bills.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Leah is a very active member of the Promise Family network and is working diligently to reach her goals. Recently her job has reduced her hours causing a drop in her income over the past few months. She is working to catch up on bill payments that have lagged behind due to this change. She needs assistance paying her gas and water bill in order to stay on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Shinika received assistance covering her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shinika is a single mom of two. She has recently started a new full time job after several years of only being able to secure part time employment. Her new salary is allowing for many more opportunities for her family. Unfortunately, her young son was exposed to covid at his childcare center causing her to miss several days of work. She is not yet eligible for sick time since she is new and has experienced a lack of income and fallen behind on her car note because of it. Support with this bill will help Shinika stay on track as she and her son recover and get back to their normal routines.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Kiara received assistance covering funeral expenses.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kiara is a single mom who is very involved in the Peter Paul family network. She is very optimistic and driven and has been making great strides toward her goal of moving out of the housing projects and securing greater opportunities for her children. Which is no easy feat considering her fixed hourly income. She was recently hit with a very unexpected tragedy by way of her father passing away due to Covid pnuemonia. She is leaning on several community supports to cover the expense of missing work to travel out of state for his funeral while attempting to keep her everyday household budget afloat.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Danielle received assistance with a laptop

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Danielle is highly motivated to find employment and housing, as they are requirements in her efforts to regain custody of her 3 sons. She has been applying for jobs and searching for affordable housing using only her cell phone. A laptop would make both tasks much easier, and also expand her employment options to remote work positions. Having experienced homelessness and currently without income, Danielle would be grateful for assistance in purchasing a laptop to help her reach her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Technology

Monica received assistance with her rent deposit

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Monica is a single transgender female, who for the last year has been sleeping on the couches of friends and family members while on the waitlist for housing assistance. She was recently granted a single room apartment, but saving for that unpredictable day has been a challenge and she is now working toward being able pay rent on her own. Assistance with her rental deposit would be a tremendous help to Monica on her path to stability and independence.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Bill - Rent

Gil received help with groceries and gas.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas and Groceries. Gil was involved in an accident in late January. The accident caused him to be out of work. Gil is the head of his household with a family size of 6. The person who caused the accident did not have car insurance, so he had to pay the deductible as he was out of work. Gil has returned to work but needs support with gas and groceries; he has come to us humbly asking for help until he receives his next paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Ava received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Ava is a single grandmother to a toddler. She has no support and is in need of Diapers and food. Ava is in the legal process for support but things are moving very slow. She has exhausted her savings and decided to reach out to the Giving Wall.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/27/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

CeeCee received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

CeeCee has been staying in a shelter while experiencing homelessness and has recently gotten her own apartment. She is in need of beds and furniture for herself and her family in their new home.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Ronda received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Ronda has recently been experiencing homelessness. With assistance from CCC's case workers, she is moving into her own apartment. She doesn't have any furniture and needs help making the apartment into a home for herself and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Melissa received assistance with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Melissa is a single mother of three teenagers and is currently facing homelessness after her landlord decided not to renew her lease. She has not failed to pay her rent, but the landlord wants to sell the home and is not keeping up with maintenance. Melissa has spent over $800 in application fees for new housing without any success of landing a home with her Section 8 voucher. She is running out of savings and would be grateful for rental assistance as she diligently searches for a new home for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 02/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent