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HELP Client Story – Brandon Burrell

HELP Client Story – Brandon Burrell

Brandon Burrell is 35 years old. He lives and works in Richmond, VA after successfully completing an inpatient rehabilitation program a year ago.   I first found out about HELP when I was 21 or 22. I had been living with my mom, and I was selling drugs. When she...

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Hampton High Schooler Collects Thousands of Coats

Hampton High Schooler Collects Thousands of Coats

A Hampton high school senior has made it his mission to provide coats for the homeless each year. This winter, he collected over 1,800.  Andrew Sutherland, a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, got an early start in social ministry. His parents and other church...

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Help from the 757 Bike Mission

Help from the 757 Bike Mission

Bob Johnson got fed up in 2019 and decided to do something about it. Bob is retired and lives in Norfolk. He is accustomed to seeing people on the roadways of his hometown, holding makeshift signs asking for work or money... but in 2019, he decided he was going to...

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What Could You Do with $10,000

What Could You Do with $10,000

So you’re looking for affordable healthcare that covers at least primary care and maybe even some dental care. You go to the Marketplace and find that you can qualify for a plan that might cost you around $50 a month, but there’s a $10,000 deductible attached to it....

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The Average Social Security Check is $1,543

The Average Social Security Check is $1,543

The 2021 average for a Social Security benefit in the US is $1,543 a month, according to AARP. And while that can make things tight each month, the good news is that the added cost of dental care doesn’t need to make it even tighter. If your benefit is higher, even...

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One Mite at a Time

One Mite at a Time

In the 21st chapter of the Gospel of Luke, the writers document a certain widow: “And Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor...

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