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

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Rebecca

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bills. As of today, Rebecca is out of a vehicle with no way to commute to and from work. She has two bills due and two school-age children home – and school has closed as a result of COVID-19. Rebecca is asking for support so she can continue to work and take care of her children & her household.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 04/10/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Anthony

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Anthony is a participant in a Workforce Development program where he is diligently working with his career advisor to secure employment. He needs assistance paying his most recent utility bill while he earns workplace credentials to become more competitive in his industry. (OCWB)

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Frank

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Frank fell behind because his hours were reduced at work and he missed a few days due to illness. Now Frank's water bill has a shut-off notice. He is asking for support that would allow him to put a down payment for a plan.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 04/15/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Kene

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Groceries and Household Items. Since the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of the emergency, Kene finds it very difficult to feed himself, its difficult to earn money as a Lyft driver. With this crisis, he is barely earning any money. He is requesting support with food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 03/27/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Karen

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Mortgage Payment. Karen is a senior who just secured a position and, after three weeks was laid off due to the COVID19 crisis. She will receive unemployment benefits but will need assistance paying a portion of her mortgage for April. Karen is studying for her project management certification and is expected to be working next month, once again.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 03/26/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Unique & urgent

Sheila

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Relief. Sheila is facing hard times. She had to take a leave of absence from her job to care for her family, then the Corona Virus hit. Sheila has no food, money to purchase medicine, or cleaning to stay safe. At this time, she is asking for support with these items.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 03/26/2020

  • Richnond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Cheryl

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Used Tires. Cheryl is working hard to sustain a suitable wage. She is enrolled at J. Sargeant Reynolds and finished coding class. Cheryl has accepted a position at UPS night shift. Things are starting to look up and fall into place with life until she was denied state inspection for tires to pass a vehicle inspection. Cheryl is reaching out for support with used tires.

Need was fulfilled for $226!

fulfilled on: 03/30/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

Jarshea

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Clothing. Barnum has obtained employment as a CDL Driver, He needs: full-length pant/ jeans, Sleeping bag/, steel toe boots, cargo jacket. Mr. Barnum realizes needs these items for his new job.. At this time he's asking for support with these items so he can change his life and begin a career where he can sustain a suitable wage.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 03/23/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Bruce

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Eyeglasses. Bruce is really in need of eyeglasses, he is enrolled in a CDL program and almost finished. But, before he takes his CDL exam, his eyes need to be evaluated per the instructor. Mr. Bruce depends on his new occupation to assist with sustaining a suitable wage to care for his family. He went to American best buy and obtained a quote for $174 for the eye exam and glasses. At this time, he is asking for support to help to purchase his glasses.

Need was fulfilled for $174!

fulfilled on: 03/20/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Angel

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Phone Bill. Angel has been a dedicated participant in the City's workforce development program who was laid off a few months ago. He is in the process of trying to secure employment and enrolling in CDL training school. In the meantime, Angel is having challenges paying his phone bill and needs his phone to be available when potential employers call. This type of help will Angel keep his phone on while he is enrolled in school.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 03/21/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Valerie

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Shelter. During this serious time, Valerie is homeless. She will take her State Boards in a few weeks to work as a Certified Nursing Aide. However, Valerie needs help with a few nights of hotel stay during this season of social distancing to remain focused and healthy. She is not able to acquire a bed in a shelter at this time. This type of assistance will help Valerie on her journey to secure employment and permanent housing in the very future.

Need was fulfilled for $209!

fulfilled on: 03/23/2020

  • Riichmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Lynette

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Lynette is a single mom of a ten-year-old on a fixed income. She began class on 2/3/20. Her goal is to complete her phlebotomy certification to start building towards nursing. She is trying to stay focused and committed, but every time one door closes another setback occurs. Lynette asking for support with her electric bill; she has a disconnect notice for March 2, 2020. Lynnette has reached out and made a payment arrangement where she can pay $210 by March 2, 2020, and the balance will be extended out for six months.

Need was fulfilled for $215!

fulfilled on: 02/29/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Quay

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Transportation. Quay is single mom of a 1-year old baby girl who just started employment with the City of Richmond, she was recently appointed an ambassador with the Office of Community Wealth Building. She does not own a vehicle and is finding it a challenge to pay for transportation. Quay is saving to purchase a car so that she can maintain employment. In the meantime, she needs assistance until she receives her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $125!

fulfilled on: 03/05/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Elizabeth

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Elizabeth is a Certified Medical Billing Coder who has has secured employmen but her hours have been reduced. She is in the process of looking for another employment opportunity with better pay. In the meantime, Elizabeth needs help paying her utility bill so she is able to keep the water on for her and her grandchildren.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/29/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Karen

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Karen is an Ambassador and participant with the Office of Community Wealth Building, where she engages community members about career stations and participates in job training herself. Karen's employment just ended three weeks ago and she began her new job recently. In the meantime, Karen needs assistance with paying her utility bill to prevent disconnection until she receives her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/27/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Keith

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Groceries. Keith is a trained Sous Chef who has just experienced a short-time of unemployment. Recently, he has secured a great opportunity leading the kitchen staff at a local Richmond non-profit and is able to meet of all his financial obligations, but needs help purchasing groceries until he obtains his first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 02/22/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Tomorrow

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Driver's License. Tomorrow is a single mom who has just secured a job as an assistant manager for a local restaurant in the City of Richmond. She also has obtained a vehicle as her new job is not on the bus line. Now, Tomorrow needs help to initiate a payment plan, so she can get her driver's license reinstated, so she can continue working.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 04/09/2020 21:24

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Sandra

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utilities. Sandra lost her job at the end of 2019. While she has been actively seeking full-time employment, the process has been going slow and unfortunately, Sandra has fallen behind in her payments. Sandra just received a new offer of a part-time job this week, which would allow her to catch up on a few bills. The Utilities are essentials: heat, water, and gas. The balance for December and January is $689.22, but $239.00 will allow for a monthly payment plan. Sandra will be able to pay the remainder of the balance.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/21/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Joseph

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Exam Fees. Joseph is a returning citizen who had recently secured full-time employment, but does not make enough to make ends meet. His dream job is to become a personal trainer for a gym where he will help others meet their fitness goals. The only thing Joseph needs is to pass his training certification exam on March 31 to onboard as a trainer. This type of help will be life-changing for Joseph.

Need was fulfilled for $207!

fulfilled on: 02/08/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Career training

Shannithia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Breastfeeding Pump. Shannithia is struggling with feeding her child because she broke her breastfeeding pump during the process of moving to a new residence. Therefore, she cannot leave her child for long periods--even for work. It is becoming a barrier to employment. At this time, she needs support to purchase a new feeding pump for her child.

Need was fulfilled for $220!

fulfilled on: 02/07/2020

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent