Other Resources

These are other resources that may useful to you. If you have any questions, or need help accessing these resources, you can call or text us at (434) 414-1451.

If there is something that you think should be added to this list, please call or email it us at contact@buckinghammutualaid.net.

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Financial Assistance

All of the local groups that we know of providing direct financial assistance, including Buckingham Mutual Aid, have run out of funds or are no longer accepting requests. However, we encourage you to take advantage of the government programs below if you can.

Pandemic Unemployment

If you qualify we highly recommend applying for Pandemic Unemployment, as the addition $600 per week will run out July 31st. These benefits are available to traditional employees who were laid off due to COVID-19, but also other who were effected including "gig", contract, and farm workers. You can apply now and receive benefits from previous weeks.

To get started with your application go to https://www.vec.virginia.gov/benefits-path. If you need help applying or have questions please contact Buckingham Mutual Aid.

More info on this program from the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society can be found here.

IRS Stimulus Checks

Have you gotten a stimulus check from the IRS? If not, see if you qualify as a "non-filer" and you can simply submit a form online. For more information go to: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here.

For general information about stimulus checks see: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments.

Food

Mobile Food Pantry in Dillwyn

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has a mobile food pantry in Dillwyn at Crystal Cathedral (16764 Oak St, Dillwyn, VA 23936) on the second and forth Friday of every month from 9:45-11:30am.

If you are unable to make it, Buckingham Mutual Aid may be able to find someone to deliver this food to you.

Maysville Presbyterian Food Pantry

You can pick up groceries at the Maysville Presbyterian food pantry. Hours are not fixed, so call beforehand to set up a time. They are very friendly and provide BMA food for deliveries.

Maysville Presbyterian 12945 W James Anderson Hwy. Buckingham, VA 23921

Phone number: (434)906-5221

Piedmont Senior Resources

If you are over 60, PSR is providing aging-adults that qualify with deliveries of groceries, hot meals, and sanitary supplies to you. They can also provide house aides, lawn mowing, transportation for medical appointments, and other services.

Phone number: (434) 767-5588

Other Supplies

Donor Diapers

If you need diapers for a child, Donor Diapers does free diaper giveaways in Charlottesville.

All you need to bring is proof of life: birth certificate, insurance card, birth letter.

Dates and times: July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 13 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Friendship Court Community Center 418 Garrett Street, SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

For more info see their Facebook page or call (434) 214-0345.

Piedmont Senior Resources

If you are over 60, PSR is providing aging-adults that qualify with deliveries of groceries, hot meals, and sanitary supplies to you. They can also provide house aides, lawn mowing, transportation for medical appointments, and other services.

Phone number: (434) 767-5588

Housing / Rent

Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

If you are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, you can call the STEPS hotline at 1-855-955-5501 (not our area code, but will be answered by someone in Farmville).

They can help with shelter, rapid-rehousing assistance and case management.

Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

RMRP may provide financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households.

If you are in Buckingham County call STEPS to see if you qualify at 434-315-5909 ext. 206.

More info and phone numbers for other counties can be found on the RMRP flyer.

Know Your Rights

We're working on finding a more recent tenant's rights guide for COVID-19, as the situation is rapidly changing. This document has some information about the legality of evictions in VA during COVID-19.

If you think you won't be able to pay your next month's rent and have questions about your options and rights, feel free to give Buckingham Mutual Aid a call and we can try to connect you with more information.

CVLAS has compiled a lot of helpful information about legal issues that have resulted from COVID-19 on this page, such as tenant rights, worker rights, consumer law, and avoiding scams.

Heating / Cooling

EnergyShare

EnergyShare aids with paying heating and cooling bills of families in need through a partnership with Dominion Energy.

To see if you qualify contact the EnergyShare case manager at STEPS at (434)315-5909 Ext. 203.

Mental Health

Community Mental Health Directory

For a community maintained listing of mental health resources and providers in the area see https://scvnn.org/places/mental-health/

Local Directories

South Central Virginia Nonprofit Network

SCVNN is a collective of area nonprofits coordinating to support our community and each other. Their website has a large searchable database of resources and non-profits in our area.

Food Pantry Locater

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has a webpage that will help you local food pantries in the area they serve at https://www.brafb.org/find-help/pantry-locator/.

Online Resources

Intellihelp

Intellihelp is a Facebook group where you can post things you need from Amazon, and others in group might buy them for you. We have heard at least one local success story using Intellihelp.

There is also an Intellihelp group for pet supplies.

Funds

COVID-19 relief for resteraunt workers - Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

COVID-19 relief for LGBTQ people - National Center for Transgender Equality

Other Regional Groups

Please note: if you live in Buckingham and contact these groups for assistance, they will likely refer you back to Buckingham Mutual Aid, so please call us fist if you live here.

Farmville Cares

Farmville Cares is a network of volunteer assistance for things like grocery shopping, a friendly conversation or picking up prescriptions.

You can call their hotline at (434)414-1188 or visit their website to submit a request online.

Richmond Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

MADRVA does grocery deliveries and provides other assistance to folks that live in Richmond and surrounding areas. You can find out more about current programs on their Instagram.

Charlottesville Cares

Grocery/prescription pickup for people who cannot leave their homes, and other material support; (434) 214-0454‬ or email cvillecares@gmail.com