Paid 06/10/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Military Family

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Dear Modest Needs and Contributors, Melody and I are overwhelmed at the generosity and kindness of the American people. By funding our need, your organization and the wonderful contributors have allowed us to breathe a sigh of relief, and also have renewed our faith in the fact that the trials we are going through, surely cannot last. Modest Needs has allowed us to believe in the goodness and generosity of this great Nation, and the American people. Hope is now restored in our lives, and mere words cannot describe the gratitude that we both feel in our hearts. Thank you, Modest Needs, and thank you contributors; you have made a difference, and a lasting impact in our lives. Sincerely, David and Melody Smith

Veteran Needs Mortgage Help

My Story:

After spending 22 years serving my country, I am retired from the U.S. Army. In 2005, I was injured in Iraq. I suffered a head injury, gunshot wound, and shrapnel in my left side. As a result of my head injury, I have lost some vision, hearing, and have chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I am requesting help paying my mortgage, because of a few unexpected occurrences that have been of great financial strain. The first one is because I am in a legal battle with my ex-wife due to the fact that she stole my identity and ran up credit cards, medical bills, and various other bills in my name, while I was out of the country. To date, attorney fees have cost me thousands of dollars. In addition to paying off the 'unknown debt,' I have been dealing with the credit bureaus for years trying to clear my name.

Also, we recently had to move, which was expensive. (I could not climb the stairs anymore to the bedrooms due to the bullet still in my leg, which if removed, would result in loss of my leg.) And to top it all off, our only means of reliable transportation had to have repairs such as tires, a radiator fan assembly, a battery, and an alignment.

All of these situations combined have left us in a short fall. Any help that you give will be greatly appreciated! If I receive help from the donors at Modest Needs, it will give me a chance to get my feet back on solid ground. I have had numerous setbacks since I came home from Iraq; but through it all, I have never lost faith in God, this great Nation, and the American people. Sgt.

As of 2011-06-10, 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 2011-06-17, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,340.81 to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage on behalf of this deserving individual.