Paid 09/29/2010
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Misc. Expense
Death in Family

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I am so amazed at the goodness of everyone who donated to this grant! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who paid for my cremation expenses. I cannot express to you how grateful I am to have this weight off my shoulders and to be able to sleep peacefully not worrying about how I will pay for this. I do not know how I would have paid for my cremation expensed otherwise. I have tears of joy and a smile on my face since I found out this grant was approved. Thank you to all of you who has made my final days peaceful, restful, and knowing how many people care about me. I will forever be grateful to you. I will never forget this generosity. God bless each and every one of you.

Need Help to Pay for Cremation

My Story:

I am a woman who is on hospice and am to a point in my prognosis where I am forced to make final arrangements. I have decided to be cremated and have found a funeral home that is willing to give me what they call a 'Samaritan' fee for the services, which is discounted, as I do not have any family or much income.

My caregiver/fiance' lost his job last year and is now working less than part-time caring for me (paid for by the state). I am on disability, however it is only enough to pay basic living expenses. I worry about how I will pay for cremation services day and night and have lost sleep over it.

I do not want to ask for help, but I do not have any other resources or family to help. I never thought I would die young or be in this situation where I cannot even pay for myself to be cremated. I am asking for anyone who can help. God bless.

As of 2010-09-29, 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 2010-10-01, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $700.00 to Springfield Mortuary Service, Inc. on behalf of this deserving individual.