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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.

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Reginald

City of Richmond      Single Father     Small debt & fees     04/20/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Reginald's need was fulfilled for $221!

Help with Phone Bill. Reginald is a single dad of two children who is experiencing a loss of critical income because of the COVID-19 crisis. Staying in touch with his family, and having access to a phone that allows him to call for help and support during these impossible times are critical. That's why Reginald needs assistance with paying his phone bill.

Support Reginald now for $221

Harvey

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     04/20/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Harvey's need was fulfilled for $170!

Help with Phone Bill. Harvey is a senior citizen who has been very ill over the last couple of months. This illness had rendered him unable to work and earn an income. But as he recovers more and more each day he's eager to search for new employment. Effective job searches are nearly impossible without access to a phone – which is why Harvey needs assistance paying his phone bill, so he can continue to look for a job as he is recovering.

Support Harvey now for $170

Shaun

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Transportation     04/19/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shaun's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with gas. Shaun is a part-time worker whose hours recently increased because so many of her coworkers are absent from work due to job-related social distancing caused by COVID-19. Shaun has to drive to and from work more frequently now – and that means she's using much more gas. Shaun needs gas money to meet her new work demands until she receives her first paycheck that reflects her increased hours.

Support Shaun now for $205

Drew

Richmond      Single Father     Transportation     04/13/2020

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa   Advisor: Drew Melson

Drew's need was fulfilled for $5!

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Support Drew now for $5

Stacy

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Small debt & fees     04/11/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Stacy's need was fulfilled for $160!

Help with Utility Bill. Stacy is a single mom who is out of work and is staying with her child at home during this COVID-19 crisis. She needs help with paying her account so she doesn't fall behind without that ability to ever catch back up.

Support Stacy now for $160

Felicia

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     04/11/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Felicia's need was fulfilled for $182!

Help with Utility Bill. Felicia is a senior who lost her job and has since enrolled in school. She recently secured a part-time job but needs help catching up on her utility bill balance, that accrued while she was unemployed.

Support Felicia now for $182

Carol

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     04/11/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Carol's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Utility Bill. Carol is a senior citizen who has experienced job loss due to a work-related injury. This makes her personal role as the sole caretaker of an elderly parent even more challenging. Carol needs assistance with paying for her utility bill to ease the burden as she works toward financial resilience.

Support Carol now for $250

Frank

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Frank's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Utility Bill. Frank fell behind because his hours were reduced at work and he missed a few days due to illness. Now Frank's water bill has a shut-off notice. He is asking for support that would allow him to put a down payment for a plan.

Support Frank now for $250

Rebecca

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rebecca's need was fulfilled for $130!

Help with Utility Bills. As of today, Rebecca is out of a vehicle with no way to commute to and from work. She has two bills due and two school-age children home – and school has closed as a result of COVID-19. Rebecca is asking for support so she can continue to work and take care of her children & her household.

Support Rebecca now for $130

Jorden

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Unique & urgent     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Jorden's need was fulfilled for $105!

Help with Household Supplies. Jorden is a single mother of two, who lost her income due to the COVID-19 crisis. She needs help with buying household items like cleaning supplies, masks, and gloves to keep her family safe during this time.

Support Jorden now for $105

Iyonna

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Small debt & fees     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Iyonna's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Car Payment. Iyonna is a single mother of four who was temporarily laid off due to COVID-19. She's receiving unemployment but it's not enough. Iyonna needs help paying her very last car payment so she can own her car outright, and remove this recurring bill from the many she'll owe in the tough months ahead.

Support Iyonna now for $250

Sheena

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Sheena's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Utility Bill. Sheena is a single mom of two. Her hours at work were reduced as a result of COVID-19 – and now she's falling behind on some of her critical household bills. It won't fix the full problem, but it would help Sheena keep her head above water and her household afloat to receive assistance paying her utility bill.

Support Sheena now for $250

Rameik

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation     04/10/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rameik's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with Gas. Rameik has been on the hunt for a job, and we're happy to report his efforts have paid off and he's now employed! That job, however, requires a good deal of commute time to and from work. Until he receives his first paycheck, he needs help paying for gas so that he can make the journey and earn an income.

Support Rameik now for $155

Margaret

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     04/07/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Margaret's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Groceries. COVID-19 has caused many childcare centers to close, and has forced others to reduce hours and lay off employees. Margaret was one of the many unlucky childcare workers laid off due to this crisis, and the dramatic changes in early childhood care it's caused. Without money coming in Margaret finds herself in need of support to buy the basics: food for the weeks ahead.

Support Margaret now for $205

Silena

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     04/04/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Silena's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Groceries. Silena is enrolled in the City of Richmond's workforce program and was actively looking for employment right before COVID-19 hit. She and her family of four have been impacted and needs assistance with groceries during this time.

Support Silena now for $205

Margo

City of Richmond      Believer     Work clothing & equipment     04/04/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Margo's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with a Laptop. Margo was in school at Richmond Tech and now school is closed due to COVID-19. School is being conducted virtually. However, Margo needs a device to complete her assignments in a timely manner. She is requesting a laptop to complete work. This type of assistance will help Margo with her studies.

Support Margo now for $250

Anthony

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     03/31/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Anthony's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Utility Bill. Anthony is a participant in a Workforce Development program where he is diligently working with his career advisor to secure employment. He needs assistance paying his most recent utility bill while he earns workplace credentials to become more competitive in his industry. (OCWB)

Support Anthony now for $250

Shirley

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     03/30/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shirley's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Utility Bill. Shirley is a senior citizen who works part-time. She deals with a serious medical condition and has experienced a significant loss of income. Shirley is home during this item of COVID-19 and needs assistance with paying for a utility bill, so she does not fall behind.

Support Shirley now for $250

Cheryl

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     03/30/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Cheryl's need was fulfilled for $226!

Help with Used Tires. Cheryl is working hard to sustain a suitable wage. She is enrolled at J. Sargeant Reynolds and finished coding class. Cheryl has accepted a position at UPS night shift. Things are starting to look up and fall into place with life until she was denied state inspection for tires to pass a vehicle inspection. Cheryl is reaching out for support with used tires.

Support Cheryl now for $226

Gwen

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Unique & urgent     03/29/2020

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gwen's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Groceries. Gwen is a senior citizen experiencing a difficult month as a result of social distancing. She has food to last for the next seven days but needs support over the next few weeks. This type of assistance will be a great help to Gwen during this time.

Support Gwen now for $205




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