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

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Tyrell received a new computer

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Tyrell is in a Cyber Security training class and is in need of a new computer. This would greatly improve his ability to complete this training and move toward certification. He has been very diligent with completing this program.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/24/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Katherine received assistance to catch up on her rent..

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Katherine has been out of work of a little over a month and is diligently seeking new employment. She is need of assistance to cover her rent for July so that she doesn't fall behind. She had her partner have been active community members since they moved here a few years back and just need a little assistance maintaining as they recover from the unforseen set back.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/08/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Sandra received assistance to pay her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Sandra has been unemployed for a little over a year and has been doing odd jobs to make ends meet. She has found it very difficult to secure a job in her field and has exhausted her savings. She needs some assistance to cover her rent this month as she works to works toward a more long term solution.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Cristal received assistance paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Cristal is a single mom of three boys. She was just recently housed after escaping a long term domestic violence situation. She has been working diligently to build a new life for herself and her boys. She has fallen behind on her car note since two of her boys contracted Covid in school and she was forced to miss work to care for them. She has nursed everyone back to health and returned to work, but needs assistance getting her car note back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/28/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Sheila received help with food and gas.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Sheila started a new position in June 2021. She has been out of work since April of 2020. It has been a struggle through the pandemic and after having a total knee replacement in February. Sheila wants to start this position with one foot in front of the other to engage with my community. In addition, she needs food to bring lunch due to a lack of funds. Sheila will be driving to work and could also use gas assistance to commute to work sites. This type of support will help Sheila tremendously.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 06/24/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Kristen received assistance covering her car repairs

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kristen is a single working mom of two. She is newly involved with Peter Paul programming and is working on building positive community supports and long term financial stability. She works full time but is only making enough to cover basic essential and household bills. She recently hit a very large pothole on her way to pick her kids up from school that has damaged her vehicle. She needs assistance repairing the axle to get her car safely back on the road. Help with this repair will make all the difference , as it will affect how much time she will be out of work and whether this remains a minor setback or becomes a major financial issue.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Linda received help with her rent payment

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Linda has fallen behind on her rent which is roughly $150 per month because last month there was confusion around her disability income and it was deposited incorrectly. It took some time for this issue to be corrected and caused her to be late on her May payment. She has since received the money but was unfortunately robbed at the ATM when she went to collect it. She is now unable to pay for both May and June totaling $300. She could really use assistance getting back on track as she recovers from these events.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Beverly received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Beverly lives with her adult daughter on the East End of Richmond. They're celebrating her daughter finally finding a new job after being out of work the last few months. Beverly's been covering all of the bills with just her Social Security income, and they have been doing the best they can to maintain. But they have understandably fallen behind a bit. They could use some assistance staying afloat while they wait on her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $234!

fulfilled on: 06/25/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility

Deion received paying his electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Deion is elderly and lives alone but depends heavily on his adult daughter. She handles his financial affairs since he recently suffered a long term sickness that left him unable to do so. He has been having trouble catching up on his bills and she is working to help him get back on track. Assistance with this bill will provide some much needed breathing room for this family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/25/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Ayanna received housing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Ayanna is a 22-year-old single mother with a five-month-old daughter. Currently, she is homeless and is staying in a motel room. She only has money to wait until Sunday. Ayanna has not been successful in finding alternative housing and has no idea where she and her baby will go. She needs help paying for five additional days to stay in the room until she can secure housing.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Jessica received assistance repairing her car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jessica is a single mother of 4 boys who all have become active with school and sports. Recently her van has started giving her issues. Some of the issues include running hot. Due to the sudden changes in temperatures. The Van is due for inspection but it currently also needs front breaks and will not pass inspection if these things are not corrected She could use assistance toward this expense so that it can be corrected and she can her vehicle on the road.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/10/2022

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

Ethan received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Ethan has been sleeping outside for the last four weeks and is nervous about staying in shelters. He does not have a phone which makes it difficult for him to apply for jobs and find long-term, stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Technology

Samantha received assistance with utility bills

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Samantha is a single adult with a history of traumatic brain injury, which has led to mental health issues including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Daily living activities are a challenge, and her electricity was recently shut off after her utility bill went unpaid. Samantha has enrolled in Mental Health Skill Building Services at St. Joseph’s Villa for help with maintaining employment and learning to manage a monthly budget – but for now she does not have lights or air conditioning. Samantha would be grateful for assistance with her utilities.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 06/10/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Warren received assistance paying his electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Warren is a senior citizen living on a fixed Social Security income. His roommate recently passed away, leaving him with the burden of covering all of his household bills alone. He needs assistance covering his utility bill this month while he works to make arrangements to regain rental income.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/10/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Mecca received help with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Mecca is a single mother of five children, and caring for them without reliable childcare has made it challenging to find work. With a houseful of family and summer temperatures, Mecca's electric bill is high. She has gone to DPU and made arrangements, but still received a cut-off notice. Mecca cannot afford to turn off her lights, and is reaching out for community support to assist with a portion of her electric bill.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Lando received help with a laptop.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Lando is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program, studyng to become an information tech. He is ALMOST finished! But his computer keeps crashing, making it hard to make progress. Lando needs a new computer to keep up -- especially in the Information technology arena.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Teresa received help with school supplies

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Tee is on her way to becoming an Esthetician. She is in her last semester -- with straight A's! But she has run short on supplies needed to complete her clinical. Tee is so excited about her new career path, and needs the last bit of support to get over the finish line and start the next chapter.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 06/08/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • School - Other Items

Antonio received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Antonio is the father of five school-aged children, counting the days until summer break. Unfortunately, Antonio lost work hours when his facility was closed, and this greatly impacted his pay. Since then, he has not been able to meet some of his financial obligations. As a result, Antonio needs help with groceries this month until his next paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 06/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Belinda received an air conditioner

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Belinda is a single mom who is caring for nine children. She lives in an apartment building and does not have air conditioning. As the summer heats up she needs to keep her children cool and requests assistance with a window air conditioning unit.

Need was fulfilled for $214.86!

fulfilled on: 06/06/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Jennifer received help to pay her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jennifer is a mother of 2 that has been effected by not only covid 19 causing her to lose her job but also is struggling to help her 14 year old daughter navigate the aftermath of a sexual assault. She was employed for over 6 years with her last employer and working remotely which allowed her to be more available for het daughter but was terminated in January. This hardship has made it difficult to keep the bills paid and provide everything her family needs. Assistance with this bill will make all the difference as she weathers this storm.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas