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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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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

Mark

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Mark's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Tires. Mark has secured full-time employment. Although Mark has a car for commuting daily to work, his car needs a new set of tires. Mark can pay the majority of the quote but will need help with the remainder of the balance. This type of assistance will help Mark keep his employment secure.

Support Mark now for $250

Kyrie

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Kyrie's need was fulfilled for $55!

Help with School Supplies. Kyrie is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy and and has a summer internship with City of Richmond. She is a rising senior in Richmond Public Schools. Kyrie needs help with purchasing school supplies for the fall.

Support Kyrie now for $55

Darlene

City of Richmond      Believer     Auto Repair    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Darlene's need was fulfilled for $191!

Help with Water Bill. Darlene is employed part-time and fell onto hard times after suffering from some health issues. This has caused Darlen’s hours at her part-time job to which caused the hours on her part-time job to be reduced. Darlene’s is struggling to pay some of her bills. She is requesting help with paying her water bill by 12/17/2019 to keep the water on in her house. Darlene needs this type of support while she is recovering.

Support Darlene now for $191

Tomorrow

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees    

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Tomorrow's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Driver's License. Tomorrow is a single mom who has just secured a job as an assistant manager for a local restaurant in the City of Richmond. She also has obtained a vehicle as her new job is not on the bus line. Now, Tomorrow needs help to initiate a payment plan, so she can get her driver's license reinstated, so she can continue working.

Support Tomorrow now for $250




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