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You’ve supported 228 local needs in the past year.

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Alia

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Needs help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Alia takes care of her two teenage children while battling serious health problems. She has been admitted to the hospital twice since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her children help the best they can; her son has been accepted to college, but wants to stay home and work to support her. Alia is a caring mother and is encouraging her children to continue their education, even though the family could use the extra income. She works very hard to keep expenses at the bare minimum and tries to stretch her money as much as possible. Assistance with groceries would ease the family’s financial burdens in these challenging times.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 05/23/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Loretha

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Work Clothes. Loretha is a determined single mother of an infant daughter. She was on her way to financial independence with help from the Villa’s housing program until losing her job earlier this month. She worked as a Personal Care Aide, a job that she loved. However, since her layoff she has been applying for every job she can find, willing to do anything to care for her daughter. She found a position as a production worker; her work environment will be 35 degrees the whole shift and the company does not provide uniforms. Loretha urgently needs a heavy-duty large hoodie and non-slip boots to start her new job.

Need was fulfilled for $107.95!

fulfilled on: 05/23/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work clothing and equipment

Luciana

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Luciana is a single mother with two daughters. She is currently being assisted by the Villa’s rapid rehousing program, and is one math class away from earning her GED. Painful back issues are keeping her from applying for jobs she enjoyed doing in the past, including warehouse work and landscaping. She is seeking to enroll in skill training that will qualify her for less physically demanding career options. Luciana recently moved into her own apartment, and needs help with furnishings, bedding and groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 05/29/2020

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

Connor

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Needs help with Work Clothes. Connor is staying in an emergency shelter while working with the Villa’s youth outreach housing services to reconnect with his father across the country. The Villa is helping him get there so he can have a permanent, safe place to stay. Connor has a job lined up, but does not have the appropriate work shoes or clothing. After a car accident caused severe damage to his legs, he needs special inserts when wearing shoes to allow him to stand for long periods of time.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 05/23/2020

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Work clothing and equipment

Dayshawn

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Dayshawn is enrolled in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. His hours were reduced during this period of social distancing. Dayshawn is asking for help toward his electricity bill. He will be able to pay the remaining balance of $120.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/29/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Israel

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utilities. Israel is an Electrical Apprentice who also is enrolled in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. He has a large family and many of his family members have experienced a reduction in work hours since March of this year. Although Israel's utilities are still connected, the deadline for payment is fast- approaching. Israel needs help with payment towards this bill until he can return to work on a full-time basis.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/28/2020

  • South Central
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Jacqueline

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electric Bill. Jacqueline is enrolled in a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building’s Workforce Program. She is working as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Jacqueline’s hours were reduced as a result of social distancing. She is requesting help with payment toward her electric bill before the end of the month so she is able to keep her lights on. Jacqueline will be able to cover the remaining balance of $120 with her income.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/24/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Kendra

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Kendra is an enrolled participant in the Office of Community Wealth's Building Workforce Program. She was laid off from her job due to the COVID-19 crisis. Kendra needs help with groceries until she is able to go back when her job re-opens.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Kevontra

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Kevontra is a single mother of two children who, like many of our city residents has experienced a loss in income during this period of social distancing. She is requesting help with payment toward a utility bill. This type of assistance will be a great help to her family.

Need was fulfilled for $137.52!

fulfilled on: 05/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Natasha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Natasha is an enrolled participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce program. She is employed with one job and is working hard to support a family of four. Natasha has fallen behind on some of her bills and she needs help with paying her utility bill She is now working on stability so that she does not have to go into a shelter. This type of assistance will be a great help to Natasha and her family during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $143.49!

fulfilled on: 05/21/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Sulaiman

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Sulaiman is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building, who has experienced a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of us, he has had to "pivot" and use video chatting platforms to interact with clients for work. However, Sulaiman does not own a computer, nor does he have the resources to acquire one. He is requesting assistance with a laptop computer to strengthen his communication at home.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Peggy

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Tires. Peggy is out of work temporarily, due to the COVID -19. She is receiving compensation but her money is being used for food, and to pay other bills. Peggy cannot afford to purchase new or used tires that she needs to pass a Virginia State Inspection. She needs her inspection to operate her vehicle before she returns to work. Peggy is reaching out for assistance towards the purchase a tire for her vehicle.

Need was fulfilled for $148.80!

fulfilled on: 05/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Tanna

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries and Household Essentials. Tanna recently lost her job due to COVID 19. Out of her family of five, two were employed, now there is one working. Tanna is in the process of applying for unemployment benefits. However, in the meantime, her funds are running low, and food is scarce. Tanna needs food and simple household items like toiletries, masks, gloves, disinfectants, toilet paper, and paper towels. She wants to get items from the community, but without proper Protective Gear- it's not safe. Tanna is asking for support to help her family get through this time.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Amaya

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with household essentials and clothing. Amaya was recently housed after experiencing years of domestic violence and a period of homelessness. She has also been diagnosed with a significant medical condition that prevents her from lifting 10 lbs or more. She is currently looking for a job that requires limited physical work. In the meantime, support with clothing and household essentials such as bedding, kitchenware and cleaning supplies will help Amaya maintain safe and stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/18/2020

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

Isabella

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Groceries and Hygiene Products. Isabella is a fully devoted mother taking care of four children – one who has severe autism, and one who is just turning two years old. She has very limited English language skills and does not currently work. Her two older children are still school age and do their best to help out where they can. Support with groceries and personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dish and laundry detergent) would make it possible for Isabella to afford other urgent needs for her family, including pest extermination services, and maintain a healthy home environment.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/13/2020

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

Liam

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Help with Groceries and Clothing. Liam is a 14-year-old student living in a six-person household. He was in the process of securing a worker’s permit and job before COVID-19, hoping to support his family and gain skills for success in the future. The current pandemic has restricted Liam’s opportunities for employment. Assistance with food and clothing will help his family through these difficult times as he continues his job search.

Need was fulfilled for $267.84!

fulfilled on: 05/13/2020

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

Steven

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Steven is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce program. He is an adult tutor who normally gives in-person instruction to students. Since this period of social distancing, Steven has found it challenging to instruct his students as he does not have a computer at home. He is asking for assistance with a laptop, so he can continue to make a living as a tutor.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Stanley

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility Bill. Stanley is a senior enrolled in the Office of Community's Wealth Building workforce program. He has experienced a reduction in work hours as a result of social distancing. Many companies had suspended account payments from March - April. However, Stanley's bill will be due in a few weeks. He is asking for assistance with money toward his Dominion Power Bill. Stanley will be able to cover the remainder of the balance with his income

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Kymberly

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Auto Insurance. Kymberly is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth's Building Workforce Development Program. She will start an online Real Estate course very soon so she can become a licensed real estate agent in Virginia. Currently, Kymberly is not employed and is the sole caregiver for her mother. She has fallen behind on some of her bills. Kymberly is asking for assistance with her auto insurance bill that is due in ten days on May 15.

Need was fulfilled for $193.43!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Michael

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Michael is a returning citizen. He also is a participant in the City of Richmond's Workforce Development program. Michael found it challenging to secure employment before the COVID-9 crisis. Now, it is even more difficult for him to land a new job. Michael is asking for assistance with groceries during this time.

Need was fulfilled for $212.58!

fulfilled on: 05/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Returning Citizen
  • Groceries