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You’ve supported 143 local needs in the past year.

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Charlie received prepaid minutes for his phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Charlie is currently experiencing homelessness and is working with CCC staff. He has a cellphone but he needs to add minutes to it so that he can continue to apply for work and communicate with his family.

Need was fulfilled for $72.80!

fulfilled on: 10/29/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Tom received transportation assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Tom, his two toddlers, and his pregnant wife are currently staying in a shelter as they work with CCC staff to find stable, long-term housing. In order to continue getting to his appointments, Tom needs assistance with transportation.

Need was fulfilled for $78!

fulfilled on: 11/01/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Malaysia received help paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Malaysia is a single mom and works makes an hourly wage at her part time job. She recently fell ill and was unable to work for several weeks. Because of this several of her bills have fallen behind. Now that she is back on her feet and back to work she is in need of some assistance catching up on a few things. Her electricity bill is the most pressing need. Receiving help to keep this bill current will make a huge difference as she works diligently to recover from this and get everything back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/22/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Samantha received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Samantha is pregnant and due in November. She, her husband, and two toddlers are currently staying in a shelter. They are working with CCC staff to find more stable, long-term housing. Neither Samantha nor her husband have a phone or reliable transportation. Samantha needs a prepaid cell phone to communicate better and to coordinate transportation.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 10/29/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Michelle received help with work clothes

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Work Clothes. Michelle has been working as a Dental Assistant for 20 years. As a dental assistant, she has grown a bond with her patient, and is ready to take the next step to be self-sufficient after many years. Michelle became a part of OCWB and Rework Richmond last year. She took a Certified Medical Assistant course that she The goal now is to find the right job for her to use her skills and certification as a Dental Assistant. While looking for this employment, she needs new nursing scrubs, shoes, and support stockings work because my employer does not provide it. These items can be costly, and COVID-19 has impacted my hours. Michelle needs new uniforms to help make an excellent first impression on anticipated job interviews. She believes that new work clothes also will increase her confidence as well.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 10/25/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Mary received a new tire for her car

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Mary has been working with CCC's street outreach team. She has old injuries that make walking difficult. She has a car but she cannot safely drive it until she gets a new tire.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 10/29/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Keionda received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Keionda is a single mother of 4 small children on a fixed income. Her youngest daughter is only a year old and was recently diagnosed with RSV. Complications of this diagnosis has made her little one very vulnerable to COVID and daycare unsafe so Keionda has had to temporarily leave her job and will not be able to return until the end of October. She is seeking assistance so that she can stay afloat in the meantime while she focuses on caring for her daughter.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Patricia received help with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Patricia is a single mother of five, whose children experienced years of physical abuse at the hands of their father. Recently diagnosed with cancer, Patricia is unable to work and now faces eviction as she has to choose between rent and meeting the basic needs of her children. She is currently receiving counseling from St. Joseph’s Villa and hopes to be able to continue working again soon. She is asking for assistance with rent.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 10/17/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Tiffany received help with rent.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Fani just moved to Richmond with two children. She is starting over and has spent all of her savings on relocating. As she waits for the paperwork to transfer, her portion of the rent is due. She has exhausted her savings. She is asking for support with her part of the rent. This type of help will mean a lot to her and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 10/13/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Ian received help with rent

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Ian is enrolled in OCWB's Workforce Development program and he is in between jobs at this time. He is actively looking for employment but has been at it for a time. Ian lives in subsidized housing, so it will only take a little help to get him over this hump.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Nichele received help with gas and transportation.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas. Nichele has made it back after having to leave Richmond to handle an emergency. However, the expense to move is still overwhelming; she is asking for support to get her completely back to Richmond. She is still in need of gas money and transportation support.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 10/22/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Sheila P received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Sheila is on the search for full-time work, she is behind on her rent, shrugging with a food assistant, exhausted her benefit from unemployment all the while trying to be supportive to her son. Sheila is overwhelmed with life at this time and reaching out for support of groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Groceries

Eric received help with car insurance

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Eric has completed his CDL and obtained employment with A Trucking Company. However, getting his CDL was a challenge because he earned it during the pandemic, which caused him stress. The stress turned into being laid off due to medical reasons. He is now experiencing some hardship with things like car insurance and gas; he cannot afford to have his insurance lapse; Eric is now on the road to recovery and asking for support with his car insurance and some gas.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

John received help with rent

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rental Assistance. John is a returning citizen who was in the hospital for seven days and was unable to work. As a result, he will be behind a little under $300 on his rent for September and needs assistance catching up. John returns to work on August 17, but it will not be enough to cover all of his bills when he receives his check. This type of help will mean a lot to John as he has been diligent about rebuilding his life.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Wanda received help with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity. Wanda is the caregiver for her brother, who needs intensive medical care around the clock. Wanda would never have imagined that her utility bill would be so high. The machine battery has to be charged 24/7. Wanda is paying something towards her account monthly and waiting on additional support from family members and the government. She is asking for help to satisfy her payment plan, which is falling behind, and she does not want to forfeit her payment plan.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Larry received transportation assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Larry is sleeping outside in a tent because of his anxiety about staying in a shelter. He and his CCC youth hub case manager have been working together on a housing plan. In order to continue getting to his appointments, Larry needs assistance with transportation.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 10/06/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Auto

Michael received a copy of his birth certificate

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Michael and his family are currently staying in a shelter while looking for long-term housing and employment. Michael needs to obtain a copy of his birth certificate so that he can continue his job and housing search. He needs assistance covering the processing fee for his out of state request for a copy of his birth certificate.

Need was fulfilled for $50.49!

fulfilled on: 10/06/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Other Items

Kiara received assistance repairing her car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kiara is an at promise youth community member. She works lives independently and is working hard to pay her own bills and care for everyday essentials. She is working a full time job but is still on a very fixed income. Her goal is to increase her income and start school. She recently had to put her vehicle in the shop for some major repairs and replace a tire that has blown out. She needs assistance covering these repairs so that she can continue toward her goals without too much adverse affect to her current budget.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2021

  • Northside
  • Youth
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Robinette received assistance purchasing household essentials after a house fire.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Robinette is a senior citizen living on fixed income and has unfortunately suffered a recent house fire. She is working several community organizations who are helping to get her house back in order and rebuild her kitchen. This has taken a huge toll on her finances and she could really use some help getting some basic household needs met.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/29/2021

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

Chelsea received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Chelsea is a single mother of 4 and has been homeschool all of her children, including one with several special needs through out this pandemic which has made it very difficult to maintain a full time job. She needs assistance taking care of her of electricity bill now that her unemployment benefits are coming to an end. Assistance with this bill will make things much easier and she transitions her children back into public school and sets her focus on returning to the workforce.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/25/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas