First Baptist Church

321 Marshall Ave. SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Team Leader(s) Jana Gonino, Nelson Joway, Anne Edwards
Partner in the Roanoke Community

Open Requests

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Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Normal Request
Bedford DSS is currently working with a grandmother who is the custodian of two of her grandchildren (boys) ages 14 and 12. The grandmother is currently working towards getting custody of her granddaughter (7) who is currently placed with her at this time. The grandmother is in need of support due to making accommodations for her granddaughter to reside with her, in addition to balancing all of the children's needs with one income. The family would benefit from some extra furniture pieces to assist with storage for the family's belongings as well as clothing as all of the children are in the stage of changing various sizes due to their growth spurts. The grandmother would also benefit form the support of supplying laundry detergent,etc. (grandmother has to go to the laundry mat which has been costly due to the increase of clothes needing to be washed) and household cleaning supplies so her income can be directed towards utilities, gas and food. Sizes and household needs are listed below: 14 yo male child: Men's large in shirts and pants, size 11 shoe. 12yo male child: 18/20 boys, men's small in shirts and pants, size 8 shoe 7yo female child: 10/12 girls (in need of PJs), size 3.5-4 shoe Furniture/Bedding: Tall dresser or cabinet Twin bed sheets Queen bed sheets Blankets Household necessities to include laundry detergent, cleaning supplies
Location: Salem, VA 24153 - County: Roanoke - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $535
No Responses
Needs 7 Needs / $535 to go!
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
1 out of 1 items still needed
Full / Queen Comforter or Blanket
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Bed Sheets
1 out of 1 items still needed
Queen Bed Sheets
1 out of 1 items still needed
Clothing
$200 out of $200 still needed
Dresser
1 out of 1 items still needed
Laundry Detergent / Supplies
$30 out of $30 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
High Urgency Request
This family includes a mother and her five children: 14-year-old female, 10-year-old male, 8-year-old male, 4-year-old male, and 1-year-old male. The family recently moved to Virginia from Indiana, where they lived with the children's father. The mother stated the father left her and she moved to Virginia to be near her sister so she could have some help taking care of the children. She stated that when she left, she could only take a few things with her, and that most of her, and the children's, things were left in Indiana. The mother is currently working nights to attempt to take care of all of her children, so she does not have to pay the cost of childcare during the day, since her sister is able to watch them in the evening. Three of the boys are currently sleeping in the same bed. A bunk bed for the boys to have in their room would keep the three of them from all having to be in the same bed. When telling the mother how care portal worked, she broke down and cried and explained how thankful she would be for any help she can get to best provide for the children.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 3 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $550
1 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will cover the financial costs of the bed frame and mattresses, totaling $550.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Bunk Bed Frame (Twin / Full)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Full Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
High Urgency Request
Kiddo is a 17-year-old senior in high school who has a close relationship with his mother, who has been a single parent since his birth. Mom is disabled and recently broke her leg in 3 places after a severe fall on Thanksgiving Day. Now incapacitated and unable to drive, things have become more difficult for her to provide for the family. As a result, the family is in need of some clothing as the colder months are approaching. Mom needs a winter coat (size 2X), underwear (size 8), and bras (size 3X). Kiddo needs a winter coat (size 3X in men's), and some shoes (size 13). Mom is headed to a rehabilitation facility soon to recuperate after the fall. Kiddo is very close to graduating and has done tremendously well in school after being truant for 11 years in a row; with mom headed to rehab, he will have to continue to stay with a friend through Christmas break and will need all the support and encouragement he can get to finish school strong.
Location: Vinton, VA 24179 - County: Bedford - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
4 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line can cover the financial costs of the clothes, $200.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Jessica: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We have an incredible opportunity to serve together and strengthen a bio family. If you'd like to shop, pray or deliver the items with us. Please respond to this message. Many Blessings, Jessica
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We appreciate you for funding this request. Your funds will truly make a difference in strengthening the bio family. We look forward to serving with you again in the future. Many Blessings, Spirit of Unity Baptist Church
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Clothes for an Adult (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
3
Normal Request
Mom is requesting 3t winter clothes for child as well as a winter coat. She is also requesting toddler socks and size 6-7 toddlers shoes. Child is a male.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $70
1 Responses
Michelle: We can provide these!
Fellowship Community Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
4 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
I am currently working with a grandmother who is caring for her 3 grandchildren ages 3, 10, and 16. The 3-year-old is a boy with cerebral palsy. Because of his condition, he has quite a bit of mobility equipment. The grandmother drives a light-gray, 2017 Nissan Frontier S Model w/ a 6-foot bed, and when transporting his equipment in the bed, it can get wet due to the weather. She would be grateful if someone could bless her with a truck cap/dome topper. We recognize that dome toppers can be very expensive, so a used one would be just as appreciated! Ideally, the dome topper would be best, but a traditional bed cover that is water-tight (preferably not velcro closure) would be helpful also. Thank you so much for serving this family!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Vision 30 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $300 to go!
Standard Truck Bed Cover
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
1
Critical Request
Hi there! I am working with a family that is in need of some financial assistance. The biological mother is working on obtaining stable housing. She has identified housing, but she is not able to pay the security deposit. If someone is able to assist with this, that would be amazing. Housing is through Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA). The direct info could be provided, so that the payment can be done through RRHA.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $236
1 Responses
Michelle: We can meet this request!
Fellowship Community Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$236 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Critical Request
Mom is requesting help with paying for a hotel. She has permanent housing lined up starting December 15. 1-3 nights stay would be helpful. The hotel where the family is residing appears to be about $56 a night.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $280
1 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will fund the costs of the hotel stay, $280.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$280 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Normal Request
The family consists of a mother, a 16-year-old male, a 12-year-old male, and a 22-year-old female (daughter who lives in the home). The mother is a single mother struggling to keep up with the needs of her family with only one income. The department was able to assist the family in buying groceries, but when conducting a visit to the home it was noticed that the two boys had no bedding or pillows. When the mother was asked, she stated that she did not have the money at this time to provide the children with sheets, bedding or pillows, and because of this they have mostly been sleeping on the couch. When asked if it would be helpful if a request was made on her behalf to obtain these items for the children, she was very grateful for the offer, and stated that it would be a big help and take something off of her plate to worry about. Both children have a twin size bed and are in need of sheets, bedding, and a pillow.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $210
1 Responses
Regina: I can provide the above items. Please advise the specifics about delivery of these items.
St. John Lutheran. 4 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Bed Sheets
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Pillow
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Foster Care Placement
2
Normal Request
M is a 5-year-old girl with non-verbal autism who is in foster care due to allegations of abuse/neglect by her parents. M is an incredibly sweet child who loves music, food, Disney movies, and giving hugs (on her terms). M has had a lot of instability since entering foster care and has had numerous placement changes due to her high needs and the level of dedication that caring for her requires. M has remained in the same foster home since August 2022. After a rough transition, M gets along well with her foster parent and we are hopeful that this placement remains stable until it is possible for M to go home to her parent or another relative. Due to her disabilities, one behavior that has caused concern is M's propensity to wander within the home at night. There have been several times where M will wake up in the middle of the night and walk around the home/try to leave the home. Additionally, M will take the opportunity to wander when foster parent is cooking/cleaning/otherwise occupied. If M were to figure out how to unlock the door to get outside, that poses a major safety concern. We believe that one or more baby/toddler gates may help to redirect M to stay away from exterior doors. Even if they don't stop M from going past them, baby gates may help alert the foster parent that M is awake/wandering. We are looking for assistance for purchase/installation of baby gates (ESPECIALLY ones that are difficult for M to operate on her own). Thank you!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
1 Responses
Diane: I have a baby toddler gate that I am willing to donate.
St. John Lutheran. 4 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Child-Proofing Items (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
High Urgency Request
This family consists of a 15-year-old male, a 6-year-old male, and an 8-year-old male (he will be 9-years old this week), the mother and the step-father. The mother and step-father are both working to provide for the children but with the holidays coming up as well as one of the children's birthday they have seen how easy it is to fall behind. On top of it the children's biological father has lost his job, and the child support the mother has been counting on to buy the younger children clothes has disappeared. The family is currently in need of shirts and jeans/sweatpants for the younger two children. The family would appreciate any help they can receive while they attempt to catch back up. 9-year-old male: size 10/12 shirts, jeans, and sweatpants 6-year-old male: size 7/8 shirts, jeans, and sweatpants
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $120
4 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line can cover the financial costs of the clothes, $120.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Jessica: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We have an incredible opportunity to serve together and help improve a child's well-being. If you'd like to shop, pray and/or or deliver the items with us. Please respond to this message. Many Blessings, Jessica
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We appreciate you for funding this request. Your funds will truly make a difference in improving the well-being of the child. We look forward to serving with you again in the future. Many Blessings, Spirit of Unity Baptist Church
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
6 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
6 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
8
Critical Request
Client in need of two coats for two of her children as the weather is changing, and becoming colder. Client is a single parent of seven children, and is currently experience some financial issues. Being able to provide the family with two coats will allow the children to be warm, and also ease the mother's anxiety over not being able to purchase a coat for two of her children. The sizes for the coats are a boys 8, and a boys 10.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 7 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $60
1 Responses
Sheri: Church Alive can purchase the coats
Church Alive International. 4 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
2 boys coat
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
High Urgency Request
I am working with a grandmother who is in 70's, and through a protective order, she is taking care of her two-year-old grandson. The grandmother was the only one person who took in the child when no one else would. This grandmother is on fixed income, and DSS has helped her in the past with prior small expenses. This Grandmother did not realize that her oil tank was running low, and when she checked, she realized that she would not have enough to cover oil tank because her income does help with providing for her grandson. The grandmother needs financial assistance in getting 275-gallon oil tank to heat up her home. She needs prayers and random check ins for doing a fabulous job taking care of the little boy while his mother works on her service plan. I do not know how much a 275 tank costs, but this is only as estimate.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $700
2 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: I'll provide funds to fill the tank.
Community Responder. 4 days ago
Jessica: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 3 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
275 gallon oil tank
$700 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
4
High Urgency Request
The family is currently staying at the rescue mission, but they're about to get housing through section 8. They are asking for $300 to get their deposit paid and get into the apartment faster. They have been having issues at the rescue mission due to the children having to be away from their father for extended periods of time.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
1 Responses
Kim: Yes, we can meet this need in full!
Together Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
deposit
$300 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Normal Request
A grandmother is serving as a court ordered placement for her grandson. The grandmother has been approved for a larger apartment so that the grandson can have his own room. The family needs help with furnishing the new bedroom with a bed, chest of drawers, and a desk.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $880
No Responses
Needs 8 Needs / $880 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Mattress
1 out of 1 items still needed
Pillow
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Bed Sheets
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin / Full Comforter / Blanket
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Box Spring
1 out of 1 items still needed
Dresser For a Boy
1 out of 1 items still needed
computer desk
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Critical Request
A single mother has been approved for a larger section 8 unit, and needs help with the security deposit and first month's rent. The children are a 5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. The 4 year old boy is developmentally disabled, and the mother is hoping that the space of the new unit will allow the child more room to play and more space for in-home support workers to work with the child. The total amount needed by the family is approximately $300.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
5 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will meet this need for rent assistance, $300.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Jessica: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We have an incredible opportunity to serve together and help strengthen a 2nd bio family. If you'd like to shop, pray or deliver the items with us. Please respond to this message. Many Blessings, Jessica
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 day ago
Jessica: We appreciate you for funding this request. Your funds will truly make a difference in strengthening the bio family. We look forward to serving with you again in the future. Many Blessings, Spirit of Unity Baptist Church
Spirit Of Unity Baptist Church. 1 day ago
Lydia: Hi Jessica- we can help deliver please contact me- thanks!
Parkway Church On The Mountain. 11 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$300 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
Normal Request
Child is currently working through Post D program and the mentor is in need of some gift cards for the outings/visitation. Currently, mentor is coming out of pocket for the outings and is requesting some assistance. Youth is doing well and we would like for the visits and outings to continue in hopes of strengthening this youths bond with his mentor. Looking for restaurant gift cards, movie passes, visa gift cards, etc. Anything helps!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $130
2 Responses
Shelly: OHC can provide these cards.
Orchard Hills Church. 5 days ago
Shelly: Hi, I am following up on this request so we can get the gift cards to the mentor. Thank you!
Orchard Hills Church. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Gift Card
$100 Met in full!
Movie passes
$30 Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
The mother contacted BCDSS regarding diapers and wipes for one of her children, 2-year-old boy. When speaking with the mother she stated she would appreciate a church relationship. The single mother explained that she has had a hard time maintaining the expense of diapers and wipes for her son as he goes through diapers very quickly. Her son wears a size 5/6 diaper. The mother is currently starting a new job.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095 - County: Bedford - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
1 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will fund the costs of the diapers and wipes, $100.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Diapers & Wipes (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
High Urgency Request
I am making this request for a family of 3. This family is in need of funds to buy two tires and installation for their van. The families rely on the van for all of their medical appointments, errands, and to take their daughter to school. They recently were on their way home and the tires blew. They live on a very fixed income. The family was able to make arrangements with a friend to get their daughter to school. She does not ride the bus due to her increased social anxiety and severe mental health issues. By having this need met, the family will be able to make all of their medical appointments which includes counseling. This request will benefit the entire family as a whole.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
2 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will cover the financial costs of $300 for car/tire repairs.
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 week ago
Michelle: We received a donation to fund this request. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Fellowship Community Church, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Car Repair
$300 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
High Urgency Request
I am making this request for a family of 5. The family just recently was approved for a Section 8 voucher. They have identified an apartment and will be able to move this month. The family is in need of assistance with their apartment security deposit of 300.00. This request benefits the entire family, as they just recently acclimated their son back into the home making their family complete. This new apartment is bigger in size to accommodate the newly reunited family. The family will also need some furniture once they receive keys to their new apartment.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017 - County: Roanoke City - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $865
7 Responses
Meredith: FCC SW can provide the kitchen table and chairs
Fellowship Community Church Southwest Campus. 2 weeks ago
Ken: St John Lutheran CarePortal Responders can give $150
St. John Lutheran. 2 weeks ago
Meredith: FCC SW can provide a couch
Fellowship Community Church Southwest Campus. 2 weeks ago
Megan: We can give $25 towards the remainder of the security deposit.
Belmont Baptist Church. 1 week ago
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will meet the remaining balance of this need, totaling $125
Liberty University Flames Football. 1 week ago
Michelle: Thank you for allowing us to complete this request! :)
Fellowship Community Church. 1 week ago
Michelle: We received a donation for the final portion of the security deposit. We will check with the other responders and get them the resources. :)
Fellowship Community Church, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
SECURITY DEPOSIT
$300 Met in full!
Couch
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Kitchen Table with Chairs
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
3
High Urgency Request
Family is in desperate need of help paying their electrical bill and owes a total of $1800. The family has been informed that they need to pay at least $900 in order to turn their electric back on as it is currently disconnected. The child is 7 years old and is currently living in a home running off of the generator which is not hooked up correctly. Without electric, the child would need to be placed or removed from the home and this is the only obstacle at the moment preventing this from happening. If possible to donate even just part of the $900, the family has stated they are greatly appreciative of help, no matter the amount!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012 - County: Roanoke - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $900
4 Responses
Shay : Liberty Defensive Line will meet both needs totaling $900.
Liberty University Flames Football. 2 weeks ago
Michelle: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Fellowship Community Church, Community Lead Church. 2 weeks ago
Michelle: Thank you for allowing us to complete this request!
Fellowship Community Church. 2 weeks ago
Kevin: Once the payment is uploaded to my card, we will pay the utility bill. We will need the name, address, account #, and phone # of the individual making the request. Thank you.
Bedrock Community Church. 2 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$800 Met in full!
Utility Bill Assistance
$100 Met in full!
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Response Team Stats

Responders
35
Responses
62
Requests met
57
Children served
165
Economic impact
$41,155