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In the City of Richmond nearly 57,000 men, women, and children live in poverty – a shocking 25.4% of our community.  Below are their stories of grit and determination as they work to move from crisis into thriving, and the urgent needs that will hold them back, if not met. Each need below either supports access to employment, satisfies unexpected expenses, or supports the needs of children in the household.

Read the stories. Select the one that calls to you. And give the gift of progress to a hardworking member of our community who needs a hand up at a critical time in their life.

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Wanda

Southside      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Wanda's need was fulfilled for $150!

Nursing Uniform Needed. Wanda is thrilled to have obtained employment as a Certified Nursing Assitant (CNA), but in order to begin she needs the required uniform. Help Wanda begin this exciting new journey.

Support Wanda now for $150

Travarius

West End      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Travarius' need was fulfilled for $100!

Gas Contribution. Travarius has been unemployed since November 2017. As a result of attending the Office of Community Wealth Building's programming that teaches interviewing skills and resume building assistance, Tavarius was able to secure employment. Travarius will work in schools, helping youth – which is his passion. Travarius has a vehicle but will need assistance with the cost of gas until he receives his first paycheck.

Support Travarius now for $100

Tomorrow

Southside      Believer     Small debt & fees    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Tomorrow's need was fulfilled for $229!

Tomorrow needs assistance paying off her fines with Chesterfield Court. This will allow her to have her Driver's License reinstated. This will impact her capacity to look for employment in surrounding areas that is not on the bus line. Having a car will also allow her to save travel time, allowing her time to spend more time with her 3 children.

Support Tomorrow now for $229

Tanya

Northside      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Tanya's need was fulfilled for $200!

Work Boots Needed. Tanya is excited to begin a CDL (commercial driver) training program, but will need assistance purchasing required work boots before she's able to begin, as she will be working outdoors and around heavy freight.

Support Tanya now for $200

Shanice

Southside      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shanice's need was fulfilled for $100!

Assitance with Gas. Shanice recently began a new job with the City of Richmond. Shanice has a vehicle but will need assistance with gas in the beginning of her employment journey, to get to and from work until she gets her paycheck.

Support Shanice now for $100

Rhiannon

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rhiannon's need was fulfilled for $100!

Assistance with Gas. Rhiannon has been unemployed since April 2016, but through programing and coaching provided by the Office of Community Wealth Building, she was able to secure an interview and then employment in customer service administration. Rhiannon has a vehicle but will need assistance paying for gas to get back and forth to work until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Rhiannon now for $100

Laura

Southside      Believer     Small debt & fees    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laura's need was fulfilled for $210!

Car Insurance Support. Laura fell at work and experienced a torn ACL and concussion. She is in the process of advocating with the worker's compensation department at her place of employment to get obtain supplemental income. Right now, all of her bills is due and she has exhausted all of her income. Nevertheless, Mrs. Laura continues to persevere. She is requesting support for her car insurance bill in the amount of $210.00. This would at least decrease a little stress and reduce the anxiety she is experiencing associated with worrying about how she will cover her responsibilities.

Support Laura now for $210

Kaleem

Ricmond      Believer     Courses    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Kaleem's need was fulfilled for $245!

School Tuition. Kaleem will begin the second semester of his barbering class through the Richmond Technical Center and would like help with paying for tuition. His total tuition cost is $400 for the semester. Since he is employed he will be able to provide $150.00 towards tuition. Kaleem is requesting $245.00 for the remaining tuition amount..

Support Kaleem now for $245

Jermaine

East End      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Jermaine's need was fulfilled for $200!

Work Boots Needed. Jermaine is in training to get his CDL (commercial driver's) certification in CDL school. He needs assistance with purchasing work boots to be dress code compliant for employment, the moment he's done with school..

Support Jermaine now for $200

Iyana

City of Richmond      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Iyana's need was fulfilled for $150!

Work Boots + Assistance with Gas. Iyana is beginning her new career as a Correctional Officer. She needs assistance with the cost of transportation. Ms. Turner will also need steel toe boots. Obtaining boots will allow her to be compliant with her work uniform. Ms. Turner will also need a gas card to help her get back and forth to work until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Iyana now for $150

Dennis

Southside      Believer     Unique & urgent    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Dennis' need was fulfilled for $163!

Physical Exam for Work. Dennis has a Class A driver's license and will be able to get employment as a driver once he has passed a Department of Transportation physical and drug screening. He needs both to obtain employment as a truck operator. Dennis reported that he has been driving over 20 years but has not able to get any other jobs in driving since his certification has expired. Dennis reported that life events caused him to miss the opportunity of getting the physical renewed prior to it expiring.

Support Dennis now for $163

Darenee

Southside      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Darenee's need was fulfilled for $100!

Assistance with Gas. Darenee will be beginning her employment with Capital One. She has a vehicle, but will need assistance getting back and forth to work until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Darenee now for $100

Danielle

Northside      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Danielle's need was fulfilled for $100!

Assistance with Gas. Danielle has been unemployed since April 2016, but through an Office of Community Wealth Building program, Danielle was able to secure an interview and then employment in customer service administration. Danielle has a vehicle but will need assistance paying for gas to get back and forth to work until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Danielle now for $100

Craig

East End      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Craig's need was fulfilled for $200!

Work Boots Needed. Craig is in training to get his CDL certification. He needs assistance with purchasing work boots to be dress code compliant for employment.

Support Craig now for $200

Claudia

East End      Believer     Small debt & fees    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Claudia's need was fulfilled for $250!

Claudia needs assistance paying her property tax. $245 will help Claudia pay 50% of her debt, making her eligible to enroll in a payment plan.

Support Claudia now for $250

Ben

City of Richmond      Returning Citizen     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Ben's need was fulfilled for $150!

Job Interview Outfit. Ben is a returning citizen who is working part-time but needs a suit for interviews as he is seeking full-time employment.

Support Ben now for $150

Alexander

Southside      Believer     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Alexander's need was fulfilled for $200!

Work Boots Needed. Alexander obtained employment but needs steel toe boots to be compliant for his dress code, and to begin working..

Support Alexander now for $200

Keyavonte

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Keyavonte's need was fulfilled for $50!

Assistance with Gas. Keyavonte has been unemployed since 2015. Through assistance Keyavonte was able to secure an interview and was offered employment as a production worker. Keyavonte needs assistance paying for gas to get to and from work until receiving his first paycheck.

Support Keyavonte now for $50

Mark

City of Richmond      Returning Citizen     Work clothing & equipment    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Mark's need was fulfilled for $225!

Work Boots and a Coat. Mark is a returning citizen who is a provisional hire with the City of Richmond Dept. of Public Works. He is working outside and needs the required work uniform. Mark will able to perform his duties better if he is dressed properly for the environment for which he has to work.

Support Mark now for $225

Britany

Southside      Believer     Auto Repair    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Britany's need was fulfilled for $250!

Auto Repair. Britany took her car in for the annual inspection and it failed because of repairs that are needed. She needs assistance with paying $250.00 towards those repairs, so she can get back and forth to CDL training She is eager to complete the CDL training so she can began to search for jobs that will pay her a living wage. Although Britany is working currently, her job does not pay her enough to move out of crisis.

Support Britany now for $250




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