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You’ve supported 272 local needs in the past year.

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Cassandra received help purchasing a work uniform

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Cassandra is a single mother who experienced homelessness while seven months pregnant with her second child. After a long period of job searching, she recently succeeded in finding a waitress position that will start on February 1st. She needs to purchase her work uniform before she can start, and would appreciate help with slacks, shirts, and slip resistant shoes.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 01/18/2021

  • South Central
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Clothing

Tod received support after experiencing homelessness

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tod, age 59, has been homeless most of his life. He has stage 4 cancer, and is thankful to have recently found a safe and affordable apartment through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. Tod has very few personal belongings and is asking for assistance with bedding, clothing, groceries and a walker, to help him get settled in his new home.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/16/2021

  • South Central
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Rell received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Rell is a single mother who has been out of work since December 23rd. She is waiting to hear from her job to return to work. The two-week earnings she had saved diminished due to extra travel to the hospital, food, and disinfectant supplies. Her bills, for now, are current, but February is fast-approaching. This type of assistance will be a great help to Rell and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Warren received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Warren worked as a driver for an Adult Day Care Center and was laid off when COVID-19 became a safety issue for the organization. Warren is 71 years old and lives alone. Warren continues to seek employment but has not been successful thus far. He is now behind on many of his monthly bills and has requested assistance from the Giving Wall.

Need was fulfilled for $202.80!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Danielle received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help Laptop. Danielle is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building Workforce program and has enrolled in virtual training due to COVID-19. Danielle needs a computer because she is having difficulty completing her training on her cell phone. This type of assistance will help Natasha complete her training.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Nyan received warm clothing for work and a commuter kit

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Nyan, his wife and their two children arrived in Richmond this summer, some of the lucky few refugees allowed in to the U.S. under current strict immigration policies and COVID travel restrictions. Originally from Burma (Myanmar), Nyan spent 26 years in a refugee camp in Thailand, where the conditions in camps are notoriously deficient in nutrition and education. Nyan is illiterate, but learning conversational English. IRC employment specialists secured him a job in a food-processing factory. Nyan is working the overnight shift in cold, physically demanding conditions. He is grateful for the job that supports his family of four, but he would like warm layers like wool work socks and a warm coat that will make the job more tolerable. He could also use a commuter kit that includes a lunch bag and insulated mug.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 01/13/2021

  • West End
  • Refugee
  • Work - Clothing

Christeva received support

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Training. Christeva is an enrolled participant with OCWB's Workforce Program. She has completed the unarmed security guard training and needs assistance with registering with the Department of Criminal Justice Service to get her certification. The fees must be paid online with a card at the time of registration. This type of assistance will help Christeva secure employment.

Need was fulfilled for $166.40!

fulfilled on: 01/13/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Other Items

Natasha received a computer.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Natasha, a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building Workforce program, is an aspiring Pharmacy Technician. She could not complete her on-site training due to COVID-19, but has recently found a way to finish her classes online -- but she does not have a computer. She's requesting help to purchase a laptop so she can earn her Pharmacy Tech certification.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/09/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Equipment

Keith received support.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Keith was laid off from being a Head Chef from a retreat facility since June as a result of the pandemic. His employer cancelled all catering jobs for 2020. Since then, he has worked a temp job for a local university that has closed since students have left for the holidays. Although he was invited to apply for a permanent position , he has no income right now. A church has agreed to pay $300 toward his balance for rent. All he needs is a little over $200 to make ends meet for the month of January.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 01/07/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Umekia received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Umekia is a single mother two disabled adult children. She has been laid off from her home health job due to the pandemic. She has recently just recovered from Covid 19 and her only income are the benefits she receives from Social Security for her children since her unemployment benefits recently stopped. They have been staying in a hotel since September and she needs assistance covering the rent due this week. She is very optimistic but also understandably under quite a bit of stress. She hopeful that since she recovered so well from the virus that she will be able to find work again soon and get back to a more steady place of residence.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/05/2021

  • West End
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Rent

Tamera received assistance paying rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tamera is a senior living alone who was laid off due to COVID. A bubbly, optimistic person, she spends most of her days caring for her elderly mother -- she loves having this time to be with her mother, even though many things are uncertain. She has fallen slightly behind on her rent, and needs assistance to get caught up.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/13/2021

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Denise received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Denise is a single mother of 3 who has been laid off due to the pandemic. She has been making due with unemployment benefits for a while but has run into an issue that has caused those benefits to stop. She needs assistance covering her water bill while she works through the proper channels to reinstate her benefits. She is hoping this all blows over soon so that she can get back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/05/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

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