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You’ve supported 215 local needs in the past year.

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Lakeisha received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lakeisha is a single mother who has been laid off due to Covid. She spends most of her time attending to her children's online learning experience and trying to secure new employment that will fit with her busy schedule as a mom and allow her to secure quality childcare for her infant. She has recently fallen behind on her rent and needs some assistance getting back on track so that she can continue to focus on what matters most.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/05/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Isaac received assistance today.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with work equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Isaac is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building program and completed his barbering training during COVID and obtained his license. He needs supplies to launch his business. Isaac already has clientele and is eager to get to work!

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/03/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Ivory received assistance today.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Ivory is a single parent who was furloughed due to COVID-19. Ivory had to secure employment elsewhere, and her current income is less than what she was making at her previous job. Ivory is catching up on her financial obligations and is asking for help with her utility bill this month.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/30/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Richard received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Tires. Richard was employed for 12 years until the company closed its doors due to COVID. He has been able to find other employment but needs help with buying tires for his car to get back and forth to work. This unforeseen cost will set him back financially, and he can't afford to miss time from his new job.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/30/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Equipment

April received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

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

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/28/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Miquitta received assistance today.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent Assistance. Miquitta is an enrolled participant in OCWB's Workforce Program who has been out of work due to the pandemic. She lost her job and due to a lack of child care. Since that time, Miquitta has been experiencing difficulty paying bills. She is also unable to pay for child care at this time and is currently seeking a work from home job. Miquitta is requesting help with paying her rent.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/28/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

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