Shekijah Preparation Assembly

104 Fleetwood Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Team Leader(s) Sheree Sykes
Partner in the Lynchburg Region Community

Open Requests & Church Needs

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Help Reunify a Bio Family
6
Normal Request
Mom is working on her home to ensure it safe for the children to return to the home. Mom has completed some of the task requested of her but she is in need of beds that are the correct size and not soiled. She is in need of 3 twin beds and mattresses. Two of the beds are for elementary school age girls and they will also need bedding. The other bed is for a teenage girl. Updated on March 23, 2023 by an Agency Worker
A deep cleaning would be beneficial for the home as well.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1225
3 Responses
Claudia: Boonsboro UMC will take the lead and provide the bedding.
Boonsboro United Methodist Church. 15 hours ago
Claudia: Boonsboro UMC will take the lead. If anyone closer would like to work on the relationship or help with the cleaning that would be great. (Or, if you want to fund or provide beds that would also be super helpful! Let's help these girls get back to their mom!
Boonsboro United Methodist Church, Community Lead Church. 15 hours ago
Sherry: I have a beautiful twin bed and mattress along with a night stand for a girl. I need someone to pick it up and take it to the family.
Community Responder. 12 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
3 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
3 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
5
Normal Request
Mom is working to have her children return home. One of the conditions is to ensure that the children have beds to sleep in. I am requesting two twin beds and mattresses for boys and a twin mattress. Mom did not request bedding but it seems that she may benefit from bedding as well. The children also need dressers for the clothes and hangers for the closets. At this time her gas has also been turned off due to her work hours being decreased.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2100
No Responses
Needs 4 Needs / $2100 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
2 out of 2 items still needed
Twin Mattress
3 out of 3 items still needed
Utility Bill Assistance
$700 out of $700 still needed
Dresser
4 out of 4 items still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
7
Normal Request
This is a big ask, but I feel it's worth trying for this family. Mom and Dad have been together since they were teenagers, they both grew up in poverty and Mom's mother had Huntington's and has since passed away. They both have some family for support, but it's limited. There are five children a girl aged 13, a boy aged 11, a boy aged 8, a boy aged 7 and a girl aged 2. Dad works full time but does not make enough to pull the family out of poverty and Mom suffers from depression, which is how I believe the situation with the children's teeth got so bad. All five children have rotting teeth, which is why CPS is involved. The middle son's been in constant, severe pain that caused him to have emotional and behavior outbursts at school, eventually leading to him standing on the top of a second floor stairwell railing attempting to jump off to end his life, he has since been expelled from school. The children have been sent to live with family and the family lost their home shortly after and all beds. The middle son currently lives with his paternal grandmother who reported he cried all night because his teeth hurt so badly that she offered to pay out of pocket for his dental care. The children have never had their own beds and have always had to share with each other, and were confused at the idea of having their own beds. Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to reach reunification. They have found a home but it is being cleaned of black mold.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1085
5 Responses
Jacob: We have 2 twin beds and 2 twin bed frames!
Hill City Community Church. 3 days ago
Mike: I can fund the remainder
Community Responder. 2 days ago
Amy: Oh wow! We were drawn to this need - not sure how we would meet it. Village434 has never met a need this way but super excited to have these resources and get to work! THANK YOU!!!
Gospel Community Church. 2 days ago
Amy: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Gospel Community Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Amy: WOW this is amazing! So excited to get to work. THANK YOU!!
Gospel Community Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
4 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
4 Item(s) Met in full!
Toddler Bed Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Couch
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothing for the 5 children.
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
High Urgency Request
Mother and her three children recently relocated to Lynchburg VA in January 2023. Mother was escaping a domestically Violent relationship from Maryland. When the mother left, she was unable to take any belongings of hers or her children's. The children currently do not have clothing for themselves to be able to attend school. Thankfully, a friend of the mother's was able to take them in so they have been staying with her; however, the two boys are sleeping on air mattresses on the floor and do not even have their own private bedroom. One is sleeping in a dining room and another in the living room. The girl is sharing a room with her mother. There is so much bravery that this mother had to have to be able to relocate and keep her children safe, even if that meant sacrificing all she and her children had. The children are 10-female, 12-male, and 15-male.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $560
4 Responses
Catherine: We have a selection of clothes to choose from, we can choose but we prefer the family is welcome to pick for themselves.
Exposed Life Change Ministries. 5 days ago
Christiana: Village434 would like to help with this need!
Gospel Community Church. 5 days ago
Ryan: The Bedrock Lynchburg CarePortal team can meet this need.
Bedrock Lynchburg. 4 days ago
Christiana: Catherine and Ryan, I’m just curious if you’ve delivered your items yet. We still have a mattress to deliver and plan to bring it this week (Saturday if that works for the family).
Gospel Community Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin Mattress
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothing for all children
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
High Urgency Request
I have a single mother of a newborn child that needs assistance with her light bill. She lives on her own and is trying managing being a new mother. She has a cutoff notice for 3/17/23.
Location: Evington, VA 24550 - County: Campbell - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $502
4 Responses
Lisa: Diamond Hill can contribute $250.
Community Responder. 3 days ago
Kevin: Thank you 👊🏼👍🏼💪🏻!
Bedrock Community Church. 1 day ago
Kevin: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Bedrock Community Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Kevin: Good morning. When you have a moment, please send the contact info. for the individual making the request so payment can be made. Thank you!
Bedrock Community Church. 22 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$502 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Normal Request
A foster family is needing a crib for an infant that has been placed in their home. If this need is met, foster mom will be able to ensure safe sleep for this baby, he is getting too big to sleep in the playpen and is having concerns if this sleeping arrangement is comfortable for him at this time. This baby is needing a comfortable sleeping arrangement and enough space to growing.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $230
1 Responses
Alexander: Is a used crib acceptable? We have one to donate. Please pass on contact info if this is acceptable.
Surrender Grounds Community Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Crib Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Crib Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
High Urgency Request
A kinship family that I am currently working with is in need of financial support to ensure that the kid in their home is able to make it back and forth to schedule family visitations. The kinship family is currently residing in Richmond Virginia and have not been able to consistently make scheduled family visits that are occurring in Lynchburg VA. Lynchburg DSS have adjusted the schedule to accommodate with the amount of travel time for the kinship family. The kinship provider has made an arrangement with another family member that is willing to ensure that this kid is able to make bi-weekly visits. This family member will be traveling from Lynchburg to Richmond to ensure that this kid is able to make bi-weekly visits but will be in need of some financial assistance. If this need is met then it will help secure the kinship placement, currently this kid could lose this placement if he is unable to make bi-weekly visits in order to move towards reunification with his mother, father, and siblings. This placement is very important to this kid because he is receiving educational support that has allowed him to catch up and pass on to the next grade, he is also involved in karate, which is something he really enjoys.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504 - County: Campbell - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
4 Responses
Claudia: Boonsboro UMC will provide a $50 gift card.
Boonsboro United Methodist Church. 1 week ago
Claudia: All we need is five more individuals or churches to cover $50 and we will have this need met.
Boonsboro United Methodist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Soli: I can give $50 towards this need!
Patrick Henry Family Services. 1 week ago
Lisa: Diamond Hill will provide the remaining $200.
Community Responder. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Gas cards
$300 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
7
High Urgency Request
The family is seeking connection and support from a local church. The couple took in their 5 grandsons and they are needing help with new car seats for the 3 youngest children. The boys are outgrowing their current carseats and they are soon to be out of date.The couple has also adopted another granddaughter and have a disabled daughter living in the home with them as well. The grandmother is working at the post office but was injured and her income was cut in half. The grandfather is a farmer, but business has been very slow lately. The children needing assistance include: 1 male (age 4) 1 male (age 4) 1 male (age 3)
Location: Forest, VA 24551 - County: Bedford - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $390
1 Responses
Jenae: We can meet this need!
The Hope Company. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
I am currently working with a single mother to a one-year-old little boy. The mother has community supports but not a lot of family support in the area. She struggles with mental health which has resulted in the conditions of the home not being desirable. The mother is working to get her house cleaned up and is in need of a vacuum cleaner to effectively clean her home.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
1 Responses
Jenae: We can provide this item!
The Hope Company. 2 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Vacuum Cleaner
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
5
Normal Request
An aunt is in need of a full size mattress as she has taken in her two nieces (3 and 4) and her nephew (3) months. Aunt is also a single mom with her own child and is working on her nursing degree. Mom struggles with substance abuse issues but is committed to recovery. Mom is in services and helps out with the children every day at aunts house. Aunt has blowup mattresses right now but would like to have a mattress that will be more comfortable so that the children can sleep better at night. aunt also is in need of a new dining set, as one of the chairs is broken and can be hazardous to the children.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $310
1 Responses
Amy: Village434 within Gospel Community Church has this!
Gospel Community Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Kitchen Table with Chairs
4 Item(s) Met in full!
Full Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
4
Normal Request
A maternal grandmother has taken in three of her grandchildren due to mom’s domestic violence relationship and substance abuse problems. The girls are 6 and 9 and the boy is 12. The 12 year old struggles with school and has been traumatized by his experiences with this process. The 9 year old is having some problems with being a kid, as she has had to be a big sister to the 6 year old to protect her and protect her mother during fights. It is likely that grandmother will end up with the children long term and needs help getting the home situated. The children are safe with their grandmother but she is in need of help with mattresses for the children so that they do not have to sleep on thec couch. The children are very pleasant and intelligent but need a stable living environment to thrive.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502 - County: Bedford - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $70
4 Responses
Beth: I'm not sure this is the right place to point this out, but there seems to be something wrong with this listing. Although it appears that the need has not been met, the bar is colored turquoise, but without 100% written on it. Also, there is a discrepancy between the $210 listed at the top of the listing and the $70 listed at the bottom. Since $210=3*$70, and since $70 seems like a possible price for the twin mattress, I'm guessing the $210 figure is the correct one. I'm concerned that this need will be missed because of the turquoise colored bar.
Heritage United Methodist Church. 1 week ago
Mike: I can fund this need if a local church can pleasecmake the connection!
Community Responder. 1 week ago
Dave: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Beulah Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 6 days ago
Dave: Thanks Mike for funding this request. Also, thank you Meredith for working with this family to provide them support and connection. We appreciate you both.
Beulah Baptist Church. 6 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin Mattress
3 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
The family consists of a 17 year old girl, a 3 year old boy, and a 30 year old caretaker. The 17 year old child was placed in the home with her aunt and cousin after previously being placed in foster care and having parental rights terminated. 17 year old currently has unicorn comforter that she does not feel suits her and makes her feel as though her room is not "home" like. She had to mostly settle for what she has and something as minimal as a comforter to her liking may help her feel like she has a little more control over her life. 17 year old would prefer a solid color. Caretaker currently has a couch that is old. Caretaker has been trying to get a new couch that is more comfortable for her family, however the funds are an issue as caretaker has had no luck with jobs she has applied for.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $390
1 Responses
Della: Mercy Pres can provide both of these items.
Mercy Presbyterian Church. 3 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Couch
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Make a Kinship Placement
2
Normal Request
1 year old female was just yesterday placed with paternal great-grandmother due to drug/alcohol use by her parents. This grandmother already has custody of an older sibling due to CPS involvement in 2020 that involved a child fatality of a 3rd sibling. The grandmother is in need of financial assistance to help with daycare fees, until she is approved for childcare assistance.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $840
4 Responses
Meridith: I can help fund daycare assistance.
Bedrock Community Church. 1 month ago
Kevin: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Bedrock Community Church, Community Lead Church. 1 month ago
Beth: Are additional funds needed at this time? I have an individual from our church willing to make a contribution.
Heritage United Methodist Church. 2 weeks ago
Beth: Heritage United Methodist Church, Circle 2, will cover the remainder of this amount for daycare assistance.
Heritage United Methodist Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Daycare assistance
$840 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Critical Request
I am working with a mother who is currently homeless and has recently found an apartment to lease. After speaking with the landlord and receiving the lease, this young lady will be able to afford her monthly rent but needs assistance with the down payment. The mother's child is staying with his father in another locality until the mother can find stable housing. The mother has had several interviews for jobs and is working on cleaning properties here and there to save money/ Mother has saved $350 and is short $500 for the deposit. The landlord would need to receive the money by this weekend to move the mother in the next week.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
3 Responses
Meridith: I can pay her deposit.
Bedrock Community Church. 1 month ago
Kevin: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Bedrock Community Church, Community Lead Church. 1 month ago
Kevin: Thank you Meridith!
Bedrock Community Church. 1 month ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Apartment Deposit
$500 Met in full!
Help Preserve a Foster Care Placement
3
Normal Request
This child is 7 months and residing in a two-parent foster home. She has outgrown her bassinet and is in need of a crib and mattress. She has found one that fits the child's needs but is in need of an Amazon giftcard to make the purchase. The crib is 179 and the mattress is 30. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated to help relieve the financial burden for both foster mom and our agency!
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501 - County: Lynchburg City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $209
1 Responses
Nicholette: BRCC will meet this need. Please share contact information. Thanks!
Blue Ridge Community Church. 2 months ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Crib Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Crib Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
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Patrick Henry Family Services Operations, Inc.

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Response Team Stats

Responders
5
Responses
15
Requests met
14
Children served
25
Economic impact
$13,721