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You’ve supported 244 local needs in the past year.

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Tonyelle received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Tonyelle is an enrolled participant in OCWB's Workforce program. She is experiencing financial hardship due to a reduction in work hours. Tonyelle also an artist and uses her artistry to earn part-time income as she continues to look for employment. She is requesting help to pay her Dominion Energy bill until she can find a job.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 12/28/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Georgette received assistance today.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Georgette is a single parent with two children and currently is unemployed due to COVID-19. Georgette has enrolled in a CDL Class A training program. Since the training is online, Georgette will need a computer to complete the course. Completing the course will qualify Georgette to secure viable employment as a truck driver.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/26/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • School - Technology

Shardae received a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Shardae is a single parent working at a local distribution company. He has enrolled in a CDL Class A training program. Due to COVID-19, the training is online, and Shardae requires a computer to complete the training. Once Shardae completes the training, he will secure employment with a substantial pay increase.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/26/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Father
  • School - Technology

Chantice received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Chantice is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. She is attending J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. However, Chantice experienced a recent loss in employment because of the pandemic and has incurred fees associated with moving into another apartment. She is asking for help with her car insurance.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Tashana received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Tashana is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building’s Workforce Program. She has just relocated to a new place that she is renting and needs help paying her first electricity bill. Due to COVID-19, Tashana was out of work for a while and has recently secured employment. Tashana needs some support during this transition in employment and housing.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Jamilah received a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Jamillah is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. She completed an in-person Basic Keyboarding and Computer Application course at Dream Academy and will start a new online virtual Office Procedures course in January 2021. Jamilah needs help purchasing a laptop as she has not been working due to COVID-19. This type of assistance will help Jamilah complete her online training.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Equipment

Eric

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Eric is a participant at one of OCWB's career stations. He also is in CDL school to become a truck driver. Eric must complete his classes online at home due to social distancing restrictions, and he does not own a computer. Eric is requesting assistance with buying a laptop so he can finish his certification.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Kiara

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Kiara is a young adult who was recently housed after experiencing almost a year of homelessness. Now that she is in safe and affordable housing, she hopes to continue her education at a local community college and obtain a job to set herself on the path to long-term success. To accomplish her goals, she is requesting assistance for a small, affordable laptop to more easily search for jobs, complete job applications, and participate in remote learning through community college.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 12/23/2020

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • School - Technology

Lorina received support with her overdue water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lorina is struggling to keep up with her bills since being laid off from her job due to COVID-19. She's also encountered a health matter that's making life even more complicated and challenging right now. But, she's a self-proclaimed hard worker and an optimist, who's hopeful things will change – and that life next year will bring her good health and a strong financial future. Lorina enjoys art, being creative, and thrift shopping (when income allows it).

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/22/2020

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Pamela

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Pamela is a senior citizen who relies on her hours from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Due to the Pandemic, she hasn't been able to make extra hours, and she has found it hard to fund her healthy food choices due to a health ailment that restricts her diet. She is requesting assistance with groceries. This type of help will mean a lot to Pamela.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Groceries

Wanda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rental Assistance. Wanda is a senior citizen enrolled in our workforce program. Wanda lost her from her job due to COVID. Currently, she is in school, learning basic technology to make herself marketable as she continues to search for work. Wanda is asking for support for rental assistance. She has most of the rent but needs help catching up. This assistance would help Wanda a great deal in December.

Need was fulfilled for $275.60!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Shannon

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Phone Bill. Shannon is a single mother of three. Sharon just returned to work from maternity leave with limited income. Shannon is falling behind with her bills. She is trying to gain employment, take care of her family, and work while being her family's sole provider. Shannon is asking for support to pay her cellphone bill. Her phone is the only means of communication she has to connect with my children and potential employers as she searches for a job.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Mike received assistance today.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Michael was employed with a major employer in Richmond until he suffered a severe back injury some years ago. Since then, his workers' comp has ended, and he has no income. Mike is waiting on a decision from disability as he is not able to work. He has two kids in college now who are home for the break. He is asking for help with groceries for this month to support them.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Amanda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Internet Bill for School. Recently, Amanda was let go from her job. Since then, she has enrolled in paralegal classes online. Amanda is requesting help with her internet bill so she can continue classes without interruption.

Need was fulfilled for $239.20!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Latoya received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Latoya is a CNA and a single mother of four. Her income has been dramatically impacted by the pandemic and she has been doing her best to stay afloat with just the SSI income she receives for her special needs son. Assistance with bill will lift a load from her back and help her breathe just a little bit easier this holiday season.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/19/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Katrina received support covering her rent this month

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Katrina is staying in a hotel currently because of a traumatic event that occurred near her apartment and she does not feel safe to return home with her daughter. She is having a difficult time paying for both the hotel and the apartment but knows that she needs to stay in good standing in order to qualify for better housing. Katrina is a hard working single who is doing her best just to stay afloat. This small gesture will make all the difference to her family as they navigate this difficult situation over the holiday.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Mary

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Utility Bill. Mary is a senior citizen who has been laid off since the beginning of COVID. She lives on a limited income and needs one of her household appliances repaired. Mary also has several bills that are past due. She is requesting assistance with paying one of her utility bills to allow her room in the budget to get her refrigerator repaired.

Need was fulfilled for $244.40!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2020

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Unique & urgent

Niqua

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Hep with Groceries. Niqua is an enrolled participant the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program (OCWB). She was laid off from her job as a Security Guard due to the pandemic and worked with her OCWB Career Advisor to secure employment. Recently, Niqua was called back to work in, but her bills have fallen behind. At this time, Niqua is requesting support with groceries until she can catch up on some of her accounts.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 12/19/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Sheila

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Sheila is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program and Title V program. Currently, she unemployed and seeking part-time opportunities through AARP. Sheila participates in online workshops in this COVID-19 environment. Sheila needs help paying for her car insurance as she has no income. This would be a great help to Sheila.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

MaryBeth

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Mary fell behind financially due to the pandemic once her part-time job furloughed her. She recently has picked up extra hours doing grocery deliveries for InstaCart, so she is starting to catch up on financial responsibilities. She is requesting assistance with her Amerigas account.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2020

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent