Paid 08/05/2010
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I would like to thank the donor(s) for their generous gift to assist me with my electric bill. By taking care of this one item, it will allow me to be that much closer to getting my life back on track. I am a true believer in paying it forward, and as soon as I am able, I plan to use Modest Needs and help someone out who is in a tough situation as I am right now. Your gift has confirmed to me that there are people out there who still really want to help others in a time of need. It is truly appreciated and will never be forgotten. Thank you. Jennifer

Past Due Electric Bill Help

My Story:

Thank you for taking the time to read about my situation. I currently need assistance to pay my past due electric bill on the house I used to live in. I was a full time nursing student, who bought a house with my long term boyfriend and his 13 year old daughter. We lived there for 2 years.

During the last year, my boyfriend was laid off due to lack of available work for an electrician. We tried for eight months until he found a new, secure job. I was not working at this time as I was a full time student focusing on my education. We fell behind on our mortgage, credit card bills and utilities and had to ask relatives for assistance.

We fell so far behind we had to short sell our house to get out from the accumulating debt. During this time (from 11/2009 - 3/2010), my boyfriend cheated on me and left me to live with his daughter, my grandmother passed away, and my aunt was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live (she passed on May 5, 2010). With all of these personal issues going on, I was not putting forth all my effort to school and I had to drop out for now and return to work.

I have been playing catch up ever since, and the bills and late payments keep stacking up. I work part time for a hospital and am trying to do the best I can. I am on a list waiting to be given full time, but there is not a need right now.

Assisting me with my past due electric bill would help me move forward and start my life over again. I know the bill does not seem like much, but I am trying to save for a car so I don't have to use my parents any longer and I am trying to get caught up on all the credit card debt I incurred when my ex boyfriend was laid off. I am experiencing a set back, but with your help, I can be that much closer to being on my own again. Thank you for your time and consideration.

As of 2010-08-05, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2010-08-09, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $146.87 to CACi on behalf of this deserving individual.