Paid 04/23/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

Words can't express the joy I felt when I received notification from the Modest Needs Foundation that I was approved! I checked my status daily in anticipation of approval and when I checked and they had told me that it was approved, I was filled and overcome with emotion. My family has had a long stretch of struggles to face on a daily basis. We have our faith and I thank God there are people in the world like the people that took time to view my family's problems and take the time to invest in our problems to make it easier for us to overcome obstacles that have been placed in our lives. It has made a difference that words cannot express! I was once in a position to help others and I did, my family did. Now we are in need of help and praise God we have received it! I know that words are not sufficient but, I would like to thank all of the donors that helped us and want to let them know that it has changed our life! A burden has been lifted and we have one less obstacle to overcome thanks to the wonderful donors that invested in my family's most unfortunate situation. I will never forget this act of kindness and know that my family will get back on their feet and I will be one of the donors to help others. This has changed my life in a way that words can never express and I just want to thank those people who donated and let them know that their kindness and generosity never goes unseen to God. God bless you all! Thank you Thank you again!!

Missed Work: Need Utility Help

My Story:

My household needs this help in order to keep our utilities from being shut off. We have guardianship of our 6 year old grandson and have our 16 year old daughter who lives at home. I am a teacher for students with Autism but due to recent surgery complications, I am unable to work due to the physical aspects that go with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My unemployment has run out and I am currently awaiting to see if I qualify for 'Extended Benefits' leaving my husband the sole supporter of the family. Our oldest daughter has 'special needs' and though she lives outside of the home, we help her financially when we are able. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have spiraled downward financially. We are currently on the 'Shut Off Protection Plan' through DTE however, they have strict guidelines and if you are off by a day when you pay your bill, you are removed from the plan.

That is where we stand right now. We have paid our bills every month, but we're not always able to pay it on the deadline due to all of our bills compounded and the fact that my husband gets paid every two weeks and we needed to balance bills and the necessities of raising two children and providing what they need. Help from 'Modest Needs' will have a long lasting impact on our family because it will allow us to be able to pay our electric bill and other bills without the fear of shut off from the utility company.

We provide for our family the best that we can but we are in need of help at this time and have faith in God that our situation will turn around and we will be able to be on the giving end in the future.

As of 2011-04-23, 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 2011-05-04, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $580.51 to DTE Energy on behalf of this deserving individual.