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You’ve supported 173 local needs in the past year.

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Katrina received assistance car insurance.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Katrina is a single mother who works part time and lives on a fixed income. She recently tested positive with Covid and was forced out of work for nearly a month. This has caused a large gap in her income for this month. She has fallen behind on her car insurance. She needs assistance to catch up so that she is able to drive legally as she returns to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Anissa received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Anissa has sole custody of her three small children after overcoming a domestic violence situation. She is working and starting to create a stronger support system and rebuild. She has been unable find full time work and is making ends by driving for uber while her children are in school. Assistance paying this remaining balance toward her rent will provide some much needed breathing room for her as she works to resettle their lives in their new environment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Darren received assistance paying his rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Darren is a disabled vet who has been out of work for a close to a year. He was laid off because of Covid and has been living on fixed income ever since. He is currently staying in a hotel and trying to keep up the weekly payments while he looks for a new job. He has had several interviews over the past few weeks and feels optimistic that he will land a job very soon. He needs assistance covering his hotel stay in the meantime so that he can stay on track toward his goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/11/2022

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Rent

Anna received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ana just lost her apartment due to an altercation her son had with a neighbor. She is working to get a new apartment and has been staying in hotels in the meantime. This has put a huge strain on her budget and caused her to fall behind on her electricity bill. She would like assistance covering this bill so that she does not have a past due balance impeding her from connecting her utilities at her new apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Kevon received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kevon is living a fixed disability income and is only able to work part time. He has been out of work for several months caring for his wife who was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer. He is need of assistance covering the shortfall on his January rent while he works to regain some stability in his financial situation. Assistance with this will make focusing on wife and her health during this very difficult season that much easier.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Israel received help with infant needs

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Needs for Infant. Israel is an enrolled participant in OCWB's workforce program. He is also in an Electrical Apprentice program where he cannot work full time while he is training. Israel pays $86.00 for two cans of specialty baby formula his son needs per week. His family needs help with this cost until he can secure full-time employment very soon.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Will received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Will has been working odd jobs and doing day labor for temp agencies to keep his bills paid the past few months. He recently suffered an injury to his leg that has caused him to have to turn some of those opportunities. He needs assistance covering the rent at the rooming house where he resides while he is in the process of recovery and working with the agency to find more suitable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Kieosha received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Keiosha is a single mom is a healthcare provider who has been out of work for a couple of months due to illness with COVID-19 and other multiple health challenges. She is now recovering and hopes to return to work in a month. Meanwhile, Keiosha has fallen behind on her bills, trying to catch up. This type of help will be great assistance to Keiosha.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Sheena received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Sheena is an enrolled participant in OCWB’s workforce program. She has had her hours reduced at work recently and is finding it challenging to meet some of her financial obligations. Sheena is requesting help with groceries. This type of assistance will help Sheena as she is planning her next steps.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Jack received a bus ticket

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jack has been staying in a Richmond shelter and has just gotten the opportunity to move out of state to live with his daughter. He needs assistance buying a bus ticket so that he can get to his daughter and a permanent home (hopefully before the holidays).

Need was fulfilled for $204.12!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Terrell received transportation assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Terrell is currently staying at in a shelter and needs assistance with transportation so that he can continue to get to his appointments on time and find long-term, stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $75.20!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Central
  • Youth
  • Bill - Auto

JP received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Until recently, JP has been experiencing homelessness and has been working with CCC. With help from her case workers she is now looking forward to moving into her own apartment and needs assistance purchasing furniture.

Need was fulfilled for $166.52!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Tim received help with his car payment

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Payments. Tim is a single father who is currently facing financial hardship. He has fallen behind in his car payments. Tim seeks assistance to prevent his car from being repossessed, as this is his only means of transportation to and from work.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Kimberly received needs with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Dominion Bill. Kimberly is a single mother of two who worked a full-time job until the pandemic. She’s been trying to pick up extra hours at work to make ends meet but has fallen behind in her electric bill. So she is requesting assistance with her Dominion Energy bill to avoid a disconnect notice.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Denise received help with clothes and groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothes and Food. Denise is a participant in OCWB's workforce program. She is a single mother who is currently unemployed. Denise is enrolled in Medial Administrative Assistant training and needs assistance with food and underclothes for her children. This type of assistance will be a tremendous help to Denise's family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Regina received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Regina has been out of work since she suffered a stroke in May of this year. She has been making due to pay her rent with unemployment benefits while she awaits disability benefits approval. She has recently experienced a gap in those benefits and needs assistance covering her rent for January as she is working to navigate this system.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2021

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Janet received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Janet recently began experiencing homelessness and is working with CCC staff to find housing and employment. In order to continue communicating with her case workers and potential employers, Janet needs reliable communication and assistance with purchasing a prepaid cell phone.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Guni received gas for her car

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Guni has been experiencing homelessness and is currently living in a shelter. She has been approved for free training to help her find stable employment. Guni needs assistance paying for gas so that she can attend the training.

Need was fulfilled for $42.97!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Gas

Shanequa received paying for her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shaniqua is a single mother and has not been able to stay in her apartment since her pipes burst last month. She is working with legal aid to assistance as she battles with her landlord to cover the damages. She needs support covering the extended day hotel that she and her kids have been staying in since the incident.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Kevonte received help with clothes and personal hygiene items

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothing, Personal Essentials, and a State-Issued ID. Brey is a young participant enrolled in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce program. He has just completed the solar power in construction training. Brey is looking for a job and is determined to secure employment. however, there are some challenges that keep holding him back, like self-care, personal hygiene, warm clothing, and shoes. This type of support will give Brey the confidence he needs during his job search.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)