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You’ve supported 243 local needs in the past year.

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Amber received assistance paying her car insurance

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amber is a young single mother of a brand new baby boy, She has been out of work for sometime due to Covid causing hazard conditions within her workplace that would have been harmful to her pregnancy. She is recently back to work part time and is transitioning into more affordable housing that will reflect her current financial situation. She is leaning on community support to help her get through this uncertain time while she works to secure full time employment and return to some level of normalcy. Her most pressing need at the moment is to pay her car insurance before it lapses so that she continue to independently make it back and forth to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/15/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Angel received support with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Angel Rivera is requesting assistance with food. He was laid off from his job in January and fell behind on his bills. With the assistance of OCWB he was recently hired and works at the Children’s Hospital construction site and is now able to catch up on overdue accounts. When his career advisor asked if he needed anything, he said “I am so thankful to be back at work but I can use help getting food." Because of his work hours, Angel is unable to visit any of the local food pantries during their hours of operation.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Katy received needs help with rent.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Katy is a single mom of two children who is on medical leave from work. Over the last few months, she has been sick in bed. Now, things are transitioning to longterm care which will cause her to lose 50% of her income. Katy is seeking help because she doesn't know how long it will take to get her disability approved. She is exactly $250 short on rent after closing benefits from work. This type of assistance will be a great help while she is trying to figure out how she will take care of her family and cope with her medical condition.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2021

  • Central
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Renita received assistance paying fees associated with her .Caritas application

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Renita is a single mother of two teenage boys. Her family is excited to be moving into their new apartment this week after experiencing several housing challenges over the past year. She has applied to our program to receive gently used furniture from CARITAS and is having challenges paying the fees associated with the application and delivery services. Assistance with this will provide her family home furnishings and help her on the journey of making this apartment home for her boys sooner rather than later as they navigate all the other ins and outs of progressing toward housing stability,

Need was fulfilled for $197.60!

fulfilled on: 03/26/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Other Items

Paula received assistance catching up on her utility bills

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Paula is a senior citizen in our community and long time church hill resident who lives alone and volunteers with neighboring organizations as a way to fill her time and build community, She is hardly ever seen without a smile and almost always has a witty anecdote to share. Her modest lifestyle is usually pretty well supported by her fixed disability income but she has recently incurred some unexpected household repairs that have thrown her off track. Any assistance toward her upcoming expenses and household utilities will make all the difference for her wellbeing in the coming months.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/28/2021

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility

Sharell received help with rent.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Sharrell is a single mom and a participant with OCWB. She lost her job during the pandemic when her two children started virtual school at home. She had no one to care for them; Sharrell is in the process of seeking employment. She is requesting assistance with her rent, this type of assistance will be of great help to Sharrel and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/26/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Voltaire received help with a electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Mr. Ciceron needs financial assistance to help pay his electric bill. He has been out of work for several months and is now homeless. He is working with the Office of Community Wealth Building to secure housing and employment. This bill will need to be paid for him to move into new housing. Should the Giving Wall assist him, a friend has agreed to pay half of the bill, or the difference in whatever cost is not covered.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/19/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Maya received support with a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Maya has currently enrolled Asher in the CNA Program Maya way praying her computer will survive the training class. Still, unfortunately, it’s not allowing her to use the needed functions required for the class. Maya needs a new laptop to complete her coursework.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/18/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Quin received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with groceries. Quin recently had major surgery. She cannot work, be unable to collect unemployment, and still waiting on a response from disability. She is in dire need of support with rental assistance, food, and toiletries. Quin asks for support with food at this time, and prayerfully, she will receive her disability check.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/17/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Phyllis received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with groceries. Phyllis had surgery recently. She could pay rent and other bills and get her medications with her last check before surgery. However, she cannot collect sick leave because she does not have enough time on the job. She is reaching out for support to purchase groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Usha received help with car insurance.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Anusha had to take a sabbatical at work due to a lack of childcare because of COVID-19. She has no family that can help her and her children out at the present. She is making ends meet the best she can, but it has become more of a struggle. She is requesting assistance with his car insurance.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Bridgette received support with car insurance.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Bridgette recently experienced a hardship due to COVID-19, when she took ill and missed an extensive amount of time from work. She is currently still battling with her recovery and has fallen behind in her bills due to a lack of steady income because she couldn’t work. She needs a little help paying a few of her bills. She is requesting assistance with her car insurance to prevent the cancellation of her policy and catch up so she can drive herself back and forth to her appointments.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Lisa received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lisa is a single mother of two college students. She has been having a rough go of it since having knee surgery in August of last year. Her ability to work has been adversely affected and her hours drastically reduced. She has been doing the best she can to support her children as they focus on their studies and tend to her own recovery. On top of all of this she has recently incurred some unexpected vehicle expenses and has been forced to choose whether to cover them or pay her water bill. Assistance with this bill will relieve her some very undue stress and frustration.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Jaqueline received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jaqueline is a elderly woman living on a fixed disability income and is the sole caregiver for her husband who is facing many medical challenges currently. She is need of assistance as she is juggling purchasing medications and paying her rent and utilities. She is grateful for community support and relationships that help reduce stress and provide hope for her and her husband in this time that has left her so isolated from her extended family.

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 03/15/2021

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Nithia received help with eyeglasses

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Eyeglasses. Ninithia is a single mother of two toddlers. She is currently working a part-time job and enrolled in school. Lately, Ninithia has been having issues with her eyesight an in desperate need of an eye exam. At this time, she can not afford the exam and eyeglass purchase. She is seeking support to assist with the purchase of new eyewear.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Other Items

La'Angela received assistance with her rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

La’Angela is a dedicated assistant teacher serving students in the East End of Richmond. She has been working in person with students since the fall to ensure they are logging onto their RPS classes, completing school work, and supplementing with brain breaks and enrichment activities. She has experienced unforeseen financial obligations the past month and is seeking assistance with her rent this month. This assistance will allow her to focus her energy on her own child and the students she serves everyday.

Need was fulfilled for $265.72!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Angela received support with gas for her car.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas. Angela is an enrolled participant in OCWB's Workforce Program. She is in transition and looking for secure housing. Angela also is unemployed and is finding it challenging to put gas in the car as she looks for a home and employment.

Need was fulfilled for $161.20!

fulfilled on: 03/10/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Larry received support with his phone bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Phone Bill. Larry is a senior citizen and enrolled. He is still employed and trying to make a sustainable living. Larry is having a hard time holding on to employment due to some barriers and COVID-19. Currently, he is living in subsidize struggles with keeping his cell phone service on. If he were to receive support today, it would cover a year of service. This type of help would release his anxiety and monthly stress as Larry uses his phone to communicate, search for jobs, and accept temp positions.

Need was fulfilled for $166.40!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Dewone received support with a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Dewonne is an enrolled participant in OCWB'S Workforce Program. Recently, he lost his job due to COVID-19. Now, Dewone would like to upgrade his skills and return to work in the HVAC industry, but he needs a computer to support his training. This type of assistance will help Dewonne earn his credential and increase his chances of securing employment.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/12/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Antonio received support with a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Antonio is an enrolled participant in OCWB's workforce program. He is in training in an online class and needs a laptop to complete his studies. He has been trying to use his phone, which is more challenging to navigate. Having a computer would help Antonio complete his training.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/12/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology