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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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Miguel

City of Richmond      Youth     Work clothing & equipment     07/25/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Miguel's need was fulfilled for $235!

Help with a Laptop. Miguel is a recent high school graduate. He also is enrolled in the City of Richmond's Mayor's Youth Academy where he interns with our local government. MIguel who will begin college in the fall. He needs a laptop to help him get through his rigorous course schedule.

Support Miguel now for $235

Keisha

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     07/22/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Keisha's need was fulfilled for $224!

Help with Electric Bill. Keisha fell on hard times this month with her bills. Her hours were reduced due to family illness, and as a result, Keisha fell behind on her electric bill. Keisha is requesting help with payment of her utility bill in the amount of $224.00

Support Keisha now for $224

Chantal

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent     07/22/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Chantal's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with College and Dorm Supplies. Chantal is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy. She is recent high school graduate who will be attending college in the fall. She will be majoring in Global Studies on a pre-law track. Chantal needs help with purchasing a comforter, book bag, toiletries and school supplies before she starts her first semester of college.

Support Chantal now for $155

Shawn

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     07/14/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shawn's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Electric Bill. Shawn Baker is a single dad who is raising a child with special needs. The hours on his job was reduced and he had to get another job to provide for him and his family. During this transition period, Shawn fell behind on his utiliy bill.

Support Shawn now for $250

Karen

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     07/14/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Karen's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Mortgage. Karen is a senior who has been employed through AARP, previously. Her assignment with AARP has ended, and she is in the process of going on interviews. During this transition, Karen has fallen behind on her monthly payments. This type of help will help alleviate the stress of Karen trying to meet this need without steady income, while she is still searching for employment.

Support Karen now for $250

Bernard

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     06/22/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Bernard's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with Driver’s License Fees. Bernard is a returning citizen who has experience in the construction industry. He has just completed lead abatement supervisor training and is actively seeking employment in his field. For Bernard to qualify for many of those positions, he has to have a valid driver’s license. This type of assistance will help Bernard on the path toward securing employment.

Support Bernard now for $155

Gabrielle

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     06/22/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gabrielle's need was fulfilled for $222!

Help with Storage. Gabrielle's job ended a few months ago. However, with the help of our program, she has since secured employment that will cause her to relocate. Gabrielle will help need paying storage during this transition. This type of assistance will ensure that she can focus on preparing for her new position.

Support Gabrielle now for $222

Shawanda

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation     06/22/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shawanda's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with Gas. Shay was slotted to begin fulfilling contract as a caterer for a major grocery chain. However, due to the changing needs of the business, she could not begin her contract. Shay is in the process of looking for employment in the food industry and/or hospitality industries. She will enroll in OSHA and ServSafe classes next month. Shay needs assistance with gas so she can make it to her classes and continue to go on interviews during her job search process.

Support Shawanda now for $155

Whitney

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Unique & urgent     06/17/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Whitney's need was fulfilled for $74!

Help with Housing. Whitney is enrolled in a career readiness training program. She has to reconcile a previous balance of $69.00 with RRHA before she is allowed to move into a new unit. However, she does not have the time or resources to dispute the $69.00 discrepancy; her family of five need a place to live now. This type of assistance will help Whitney and her family obtain housing and allow her to focus on securing employment.

Support Whitney now for $74

Dominica

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     06/17/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Dominica's need was fulfilled for $195!

Help with Eye Glasses. Dominica is struggling with school, co-parenting her grandkids and searching for employment with limited eye site. She cannot afford eyeglasses and does not have health insurance at this time to cover this expense. This type of assistance will impact Dominica in so many areas.

Support Dominica now for $195

Brandon

City of Richmond      Believer     Work clothing & equipment     06/15/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Brandon's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Barber Equipment. Brandon received his barbering license from Richmond Technical Center. He needs assistance with purchasing quality clippers. This type of assistance will help Brandon begin his career as a Barber.

Support Brandon now for $250

Devin

City of Richmond      Single Father     Transportation     05/23/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Devin's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Gas Card. Devin is a returning citizen enrolled in a workforce training program where he received Forklift and OSHA certification. As a result., Devin was able to secure full time employment with full benefits. Devin needs assistance with paying for gas to get to work until he receives his first paycheck. This type of assistance will help him support him and his child for whom he is a provider ,95% of the time.

Support Devin now for $205

Tianda

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     05/21/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Tianda's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Electricity Bill. Tianda was laid off for several months but has since secured employment. During her period of employment she fell behind on her electricity bill. This type of assistance will help Tianda qualify for making a payment arrangement to keep the lights on for her and her grandchildren, for whom she also is a provider.

Support Tianda now for $250

Cecilia

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     05/21/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Cecilia's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Electricity Bill. Cecilia is a participant in the Workforce Program with the City of Richmond. She is unemployed currently is behind in her utility bill and has received a disconnection notice for the end of May if she does not receive a portion of the balance to qualify for a payment arrangement.

Support Cecilia now for $250

Spence

Rchmond      Believer     Transportation     05/17/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Spence's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Gas. Spence will be entering a training program to receive his CDL certification. Although he was employed previously, he did not earn enough to make ends meet. Spence needs help paying for the cost of gas as he attends classes for the next ten weeks. This type of assistance will help him as he strives to secure employment as a truck driver that will give him an increase in wages.

Support Spence now for $205

Anthony

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation     05/13/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Anthony's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Gas. Anthony is a single father with joint custody of his three children. He is a security training program and is trying to secure employment in the law enforcement field. Anthony needs support paying for gas to get to his training class. This type of assistance will help him along his pathway to secure full-time employment as a security officer.

Support Anthony now for $205

Esther

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     05/11/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Esther's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Deposit. Esther has been homeless and unemployed for several months until now. Recently, she has been approved to become a Lyft Driver, but needs assistance with securing the deposit required to begin her route. This type of assistance will help Esther remain on the path to becoming self-sufficient.

Support Esther now for $250

Cheryl

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     05/11/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Cheryl's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Electricity Bill. Cheryl recently completed her High School Diploma and will graduate in June. She has a medical condition and receives SSI benefits which has been reduced recently. Cheryl is in training to become a Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Specialist and needs assistance with paying a past due balance on her electricity bill until while she is in training. Cheryl's hope is to become employed part-time with a local agency upon graduation from her program.

Support Cheryl now for $250

Kayleb

Southside      Believer     Transportation     05/10/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Kayleb's need was fulfilled for $205!

Help with Paying for Gas. Kayleb was laid from his job off three months ago. Since then, Kayleb has landed a job with GRTC with the assistance of OCWB. Assisting him with paying gas will allow him the opportunity to get to work until he receives his first paycheck.

Support Kayleb now for $205

Becca

East End      Single Mother     Unique & urgent     05/10/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Becca's need was fulfilled for $230!

Helping with Car Insurance. Becca is employed part-time, a single parent of two, attending school, while searching for a full-time job, She has one month of class left before receives the certification she needs to become fully employed at her current job. Becca needs assistance with paying her car insurance until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Becca now for $230




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