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

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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

Mary received assistance with groceries

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Mary arrived in the U.S. from Venezuela this summer. Fleeing horrific conditions, her asylum case was approved and Mary became eligible for resettlement services from the IRC in Richmond. She is motivated and a hard worker, and has made every effort to make her own way since arriving in Richmond. She is a ray of sunshine, bringing joy to everyone around her. Even with very limited resources for herself, she has been known to feed the homeless near her apartment building. But she now is facing some health challenges that restrict her employment opportunities. While the IRC helps her find a job she can physically do and improve her English, this month she needs a little extra support to get groceries after paying all of her other bills.

Need was fulfilled for $114.40!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2020

  • Northside
  • Refugee
  • Groceries

Alison received supplies to prepare for a new baby

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Alison was just a teenager when she arrived in a refugee camp, a victim of the Second Congo War. She spent 16 years in the camp, and arrived in the U.S. a single mom with three young children. She got a job and her children were doing well in school. Now, Alison is navigating remote learning for her children and, as a single parent, could not keep working while her children were learning from home. Pregnant again, Alison needs a little support to make sure she has the supplies needed to bring a baby home from the hospital. Your donation will help her obtain a car safety seat for when she and the baby get rides to follow-up appointments, and other items newborns need.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/18/2020

  • East End
  • Refugee
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

LeQuanda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. LeQuanda is a single mother of three - including a new set of twins. She has had to reduce her hours at work due to a lack of childcare during this pandemic. With limited income, LeQuanda is requesting assistance with items for her babies and groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/18/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Helen

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Phone Bill. Helen had to take time away from work to care for her son, who had a recent organ transplant during the pandemic. Due to the severity of this recovery plan, she had to isolate herself and stay at home. This loss of income has put a strain on her finances. Helen is requesting assistance with her cell phone bill so she can have a form of communication.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 12/18/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Krystle

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Krystal is the single mother of three and the caretaker of her grandson. She is working from home because, since COVID, it has been hard finding care for her non-verbal autistic son. Krystal states it is hard trying to work from home and have children online in school at home as well, and this has caused a decrease in her hours at work. She is requesting assistance with groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/16/2020

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

James received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

James is self employed and maintains his household budget by doing carpentry and plumbing jobs. He has unfortunately fallen behind recently due becoming sick over the past couple of months. He thankfully is turning for the better and just needs a little covering his utility so he can focus on full recovery and hopefully return to work soon,

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Ms. Love

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Beds. Ms. Love has four teenage children from Philadelphia who have relocated to Richmond, due to an emergency. They currently have an immediate need for bedding Ms. Love unemployed presently. Her family is sleeping on worn air mattresses; they are starting to leak and deflate beyond repair. Ms. Love has researched and found beds for $124 at Walmart. Ms. Love is asking for help with purchasing two mattresses for her children.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/14/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Tamera

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Tamera's hours at work were reduced, which put her in a difficult situation she is trying to navigate. With the holidays approaching, Tamera is trying her best to stay positive for her children. Tamera is seeking employment elsewhere--and things look promising. She is requesting assistance with her rent because she fell short this month.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/14/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Shawonna

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Shawonna is struggling between taking care of her family and pay her bills. She had to leave her full-time job to stay home with her children during the pandemic. Recently Shawonna started a new part-time job, but it’s barely enough to make ends meet. She is asking for assistance with her energy bill. At this time, it’s $768., but having a down payment would allow her to start an affordable plan

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/11/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Sequise

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Sequise is a participant in the OCWB Workforce Program at the East End Career Station. She has a daughter in the 11th grade, which she helps daily with her online schooling. Sequise lost her job due to COVID 19 and has had difficulties finding another one. She has been working diligently, applying for jobs, and is looking to start training next month to diversify her skills to get aligned with new potential job opportunities. Sequise needs food and other household supplies to support her and her daughter until she can find employment. She is a hard-working individual who has fallen on difficult times and would greatly appreciate your help.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 12/11/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Eric received support securing stable housing.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Eric was just released from prison a little over a month ago. He recently started a new job and adjusting well. His transitional housing placement will be coming to an end within the next week and he will new to find new housing, He has been approved for a rooming house and just needs assistance covering the first month and security deposit while awaits his first paycheck. Eric has all the potential to become a productive contributing member of society and this little boost will be super helpful in supporting his new lease on life.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/12/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Terrell

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Terrell is a disabled veteran and the father of three. He has been facing difficulties getting by and as he cares for his children. Terell needs help paying for personal hygiene products and warm clothing for the upcoming winter months.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/14/2020

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

Audrey

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Audrey is a single mother who had been living in a hotel room with her three children ages fifteen, four, and newborn. She just signed an apartment lease, and is so happy because she has never had a place of her own. Audrey grew up in and out of foster care, and only has a 6th grade education. She has enrolled in GED classes because she realizes how important it is in finding a job. For now her home is empty; she is requesting assistance with bedding for her children and basic home furnishings.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 12/18/2020

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

Tamara

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tamara, a single mother of two teenage children, has a serious health condition that worsens in winter months because of the cold weather. She cannot currently hold a job as she is in and out of the hospital for treatment, but hopes to find steady hours once her health improves. She would be grateful for assistance with groceries for her family during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 12/18/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries