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You’ve supported 184 local needs in the past year.

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Peggy

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Tires. Peggy is out of work temporarily, due to the COVID -19. She is receiving compensation but her money is being used for food, and to pay other bills. Peggy cannot afford to purchase new or used tires that she needs to pass a Virginia State Inspection. She needs her inspection to operate her vehicle before she returns to work. Peggy is reaching out for assistance towards the purchase a tire for her vehicle.

Need was fulfilled for $148.80!

fulfilled on: 05/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Tanna

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Tanna recently lost her job due to COVID 19. Out of her family of five, two were employed, now there is one working. Tanna is in the process of applying for unemployment benefits. However, in the meantime, her funds are running low, and food is scarce. Tanna needs food and simple household items like toiletries, masks, gloves, disinfectants, toilet paper, and paper towels. She wants to get items from the community, but without proper Protective Gear- it's not safe. Tanna is asking for support to help her family get through this time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Amaya

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with household essentials and clothing. Amaya was recently housed after experiencing years of domestic violence and a period of homelessness. She has also been diagnosed with a significant medical condition that prevents her from lifting 10 lbs or more. She is currently looking for a job that requires limited physical work. In the meantime, support with clothing and household essentials such as bedding, kitchenware and cleaning supplies will help Amaya maintain safe and stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/18/2020

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

Isabella

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Groceries and Hygiene Products. Isabella is a fully devoted mother taking care of four children – one who has severe autism, and one who is just turning two years old. She has very limited English language skills and does not currently work. Her two older children are still school age and do their best to help out where they can. Support with groceries and personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dish and laundry detergent) would make it possible for Isabella to afford other urgent needs for her family, including pest extermination services, and maintain a healthy home environment.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/13/2020

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

Liam

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Groceries and Clothing. Liam is a 14-year-old student living in a six-person household. He was in the process of securing a worker’s permit and job before COVID-19, hoping to support his family and gain skills for success in the future. The current pandemic has restricted Liam’s opportunities for employment. Assistance with food and clothing will help his family through these difficult times as he continues his job search.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/13/2020

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

Steven

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Steven is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce program. He is an adult tutor who normally gives in-person instruction to students. Since this period of social distancing, Steven has found it challenging to instruct his students as he does not have a computer at home. He is asking for assistance with a laptop, so he can continue to make a living as a tutor.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Stanley

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Stanley is a senior enrolled in the Office of Community's Wealth Building workforce program. He has experienced a reduction in work hours as a result of social distancing. Many companies had suspended account payments from March - April. However, Stanley's bill will be due in a few weeks. He is asking for assistance with money toward his Dominion Power Bill. Stanley will be able to cover the remainder of the balance with his income

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Kymberly

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Auto Insurance. Kymberly is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth's Building Workforce Development Program. She will start an online Real Estate course very soon so she can become a licensed real estate agent in Virginia. Currently, Kymberly is not employed and is the sole caregiver for her mother. She has fallen behind on some of her bills. Kymberly is asking for assistance with her auto insurance bill that is due in ten days on May 15.

Need was fulfilled for $193.43!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Michael

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Michael is a returning citizen. He also is a participant in the City of Richmond's Workforce Development program. Michael found it challenging to secure employment before the COVID-9 crisis. Now, it is even more difficult for him to land a new job. Michael is asking for assistance with groceries during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Returning Citizen
  • Groceries

Calvin

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Calvin is a senior who also is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Development Program. He lives on a fixed income and has not been able to secure employment lately. A little help with groceries would help Calvin in a big way until he can work again.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Dominica

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Electricity Bill. Dominica is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Development program. She recently lost her job in March. At this time, she has no income until she receives her unemployment benefit. Dominica is asking for help toward her electric bill of $376.76. She will pay the remainder of the balance with the money she receives from unemployment.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Andrew

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Andrew is a warehouse worker who was laid-off of his job in Jan 2020. He finds the job search process challenging during this time of he finds it difficult to obtain employment during this period of social distancing. Andrew is receiving unemployment benefits. However, with around $250 a week, it is difficult to cover all of his bills: rent, electricity, groceries, among other responsibilities. Andrew is asking for help with groceries as he continues to look for work.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Cecilia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Cecilia is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Development Program. Like so many others, her hours were reduced. As a result, Cecilia fell behind with her utility bill. Fulfilling this need will provide her with a peace of mind as she looks for additional employment during this crisis.

Need was fulfilled for $262.37!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Benita

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Benita is unemployed and can not return to work until this period of social distancing is over. Also, her daughter and two grandchildren have moved in with her recently. Benita is disabled, and her finances are not enough to support her family. She is requesting assistance with food.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Groceries

Nejshaun

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Nejshaun is a certified dental assistant and a single mom of a ten-year-old boy. Recently, her office closed as a result of social distancing. She is unemployed temporarily. With reduced income, Nejshaun paid her rent. However, she doesn't have enough resources to buy groceries. Nejshaun is asking for assistance with food to help her small family get through this challenging time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • South Central
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Sandra

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Sandra is a new participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. Although she has been looking for employment, she has not been able to maintain a steady job. Sandra is caring for her mother and sisters who have serious, chronic conditions. She is requesting assistance with groceries at this time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/06/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Denise-Q

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Denise-Q is a senior who is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce development program. She has been out of work since April 24, tending to the affairs of her spouse, who is critically ill in intensive care. Faced with tough decisions and illness of her own, Denise finds it challenging to figure out how she will pay some of her household bills: electricity, rent, etc. She is asking for assistance with groceries during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $159.43!

fulfilled on: 05/02/2020

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Unique & urgent

Michael

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Windshield Repair. Michael earns a living by driving Uber and Lyft. While driving, a rock hit his windshield, causing significant damage. He does not want to risk driving at this time with a shattered windshield. Michael also has experienced a decline in customers, and it has become challenging to come up with the money for the repair. Originally Michael would have gotten help from a close family member. They also have been laid-off during this time and can no longer help. If Michael can have help with the partial cost of the windshield repair, he can continue to drive Uber and Lyft.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Mary

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Help with Groceries. Mary Bailey is a senior and a participant in the workforce development program at the Office of Community Wealth Building. She is supporting her nephew, who has nowhere else to go; he recently returned home from college as his school has closed. Mary is asking for help with groceries during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Groceries

Chyna

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Chyna is a participant in the workforce development program at the Office of Community Wealth Building. She is working to support a family of four. Chyna recently had another family member come to stay with her as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. She is the only one working in her household and is trying to keep up with paying her bills: rent, electricity, and water. Chyna is requesting assistance with groceries during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/02/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries