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You’ve supported 143 local needs in the past year.

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Cecilia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Electricity Bill. Cecilia is a participant in the Workforce Program with the City of Richmond. She is unemployed currently is behind in her utility bill and has received a disconnection notice for the end of May if she does not receive a portion of the balance to qualify for a payment arrangement.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 05/21/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Tianda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Electricity Bill. Tianda was laid off for several months but has since secured employment. During her period of employment she fell behind on her electricity bill. This type of assistance will help Tianda qualify for making a payment arrangement to keep the lights on for her and her grandchildren, for whom she also is a provider.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 05/21/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Spence

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas. Spence will be entering a training program to receive his CDL certification. Although he was employed previously, he did not earn enough to make ends meet. Spence needs help paying for the cost of gas as he attends classes for the next ten weeks. This type of assistance will help him as he strives to secure employment as a truck driver that will give him an increase in wages.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 05/17/2019

  • Rchmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Brandon

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Barber Equipment. Brandon received his barbering license from Richmond Technical Center. He needs assistance with purchasing quality clippers. This type of assistance will help Brandon begin his career as a Barber.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 06/15/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Cheryl

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Electricity Bill. Cheryl recently completed her High School Diploma and will graduate in June. She has a medical condition and receives SSI benefits which has been reduced recently. Cheryl is in training to become a Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Specialist and needs assistance with paying a past due balance on her electricity bill until while she is in training. Cheryl's hope is to become employed part-time with a local agency upon graduation from her program.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 05/11/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Devin

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas Card. Devin is a returning citizen enrolled in a workforce training program where he received Forklift and OSHA certification. As a result., Devin was able to secure full time employment with full benefits. Devin needs assistance with paying for gas to get to work until he receives his first paycheck. This type of assistance will help him support him and his child for whom he is a provider ,95% of the time.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 05/23/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Father
  • Transportation

Anthony

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas. Anthony is a single father with joint custody of his three children. He is a security training program and is trying to secure employment in the law enforcement field. Anthony needs support paying for gas to get to his training class. This type of assistance will help him along his pathway to secure full-time employment as a security officer.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 05/13/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Esther

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Deposit. Esther has been homeless and unemployed for several months until now. Recently, she has been approved to become a Lyft Driver, but needs assistance with securing the deposit required to begin her route. This type of assistance will help Esther remain on the path to becoming self-sufficient.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 05/11/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Damiane

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Work Uniforms. Damiane is a single father of a one-year old daughter. He shares custody with his daughter’s mother where they rotate each week. Mr. Spurlock has been able to secure daycare for his daughter through a family member, but he needs assistance with protective gear and work boots for a landscaping job he recently acquired. Damiane is excited to get to work so he can provide for his daughter the way his heart desires.

Need was fulfilled for $125!

fulfilled on: 05/09/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Father
  • Work clothing and equipment

Shayonna

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Electric Bill. Shayonna, a single mother of two, has been working odd jobs to make ends meet and unfortunately fell a little behind on her electric bill. She has recently landed a job working with the youth in an after school program. This type of assistance will help Shayonna keep the electricity on in her house until she can take over payments after receiving her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 05/10/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Teosha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Electricity Bill. Teosha recently lost her job due to layoffs and is working with a case manager to strengthen her soft skills and obtain training to make her more marketable in the workforce. She is a determined young lady who is working with the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad to obtain her CPR certificate. Teosha wants to earn more money working in medical field-which is her passion. This type of assistance will help relieve the stress associated with finances while Teosha in the workforce training program.

Need was fulfilled for $229!

fulfilled on: 05/10/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Kayleb

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Paying for Gas. Kayleb was laid from his job off three months ago. Since then, Kayleb has landed a job with GRTC with the assistance of OCWB. Assisting him with paying gas will allow him the opportunity to get to work until he receives his first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 05/10/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Becca

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Helping with Car Insurance. Becca is employed part-time, a single parent of two, attending school, while searching for a full-time job, She has one month of class left before receives the certification she needs to become fully employed at her current job. Becca needs assistance with paying her car insurance until she receives her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $230!

fulfilled on: 05/10/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Michelle

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Michelle was living in a home that was going to be condemned; she has since been able to move. However, because of the poor installation of her previous home and leaky plumbing, her utility bills incurred a high balance. This high balance has been added to the utility account of her new home. Michelle is hoping that assistance from the Giving Wall will help to alleviate the burden of her utility bill. It also will provide a fresh start for her and her two grandchildren ages two years and nine months old, for whom she is a caregiver.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 04/23/2019

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

Darlene

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Utility Bill. Darlene is a senior citizen who needs help with paying down the balance on her utility bill since experiencing a period of unemployment. Since then, she secured a job at the end of February. Darlene was able to manage her account until she depleted her savings. This type of assistance will help to alleviate some stress associated with this financial hardship so that she can enjoy her new job.

Need was fulfilled for $171!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2019

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

Tyrell

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Groceries. After struggling for a few months without employment, Tyrell was able to secure and will start on April 29th. While unemployed, Tyrell exhausted his savings and is concerned that he will not have enough food to provide for his family until he receives his first paycheck next month. This type of assistance will be a great help.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 04/28/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Ronald

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas. Ronald has taken a step in the right direction to get the training he to gain employment. Since working, he has signed up for OSHA/Forklift training through 5C's and is now in the process of getting enrolled in a Construction Training program. Ronald has transportation, however without employment he cannot afford the cost of fuel. Assisting him with fuel for transportation will allow him to continue with his training.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 04/20/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Ray

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Rent. Ray is determined to rebuild and invest in his life after serving time. He immediately enrolled with OCWB, obtained his CDL license, was hired the day of graduation. Ray has been laid off temporarily and is concerned that he will not be able to pay his rent during the month of May. After being away so long, Ray’s only goal is to have the means to provide for his family.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 04/30/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Ruth

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Ruth has been without heat for several weeks. At this time, she cannot afford to purchase oil. Having heat will give her the ability to move around her apartment to help reduce the pain from her arthritis. This type of assistance will help keep Ruth warm in her apartment, preventing the onset of pain and stiffness in her joints.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 04/17/2019

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

Imani

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Car Insurance. Imani has not been able to work since last year because of medical conditions. Since being unemployed, she has fallen behind on her car insurance payments. Imani has been approved for disability and will be able to maintain the payments going forward. She needs assistance with her fees until she receives her first SSI payment.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 04/20/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees