Paid 10/28/2011
New Employment Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Unsupported Single Parent

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:

I am not sure it is possible that the gratitude I feel will come across as strongly as I would like it to in this letter. I feel a HUGE sense of relief. I pray every day for help and a miracle. Thanks to all of the donors, my prayers have been answered. I am so grateful for all of you and this organization. Sincerely, Erica and Aidan

Single Mom: 'I'm Scared We'll Be Evicted'

My Story:

I am a single mom of a 6 year old and have been unemployed for a year, exhausting all savings, 401k plans--everything is gone. I have cleaned houses, taken house sitting jobs, walked and taken care of animals to buy groceries, utilities, gas and car maintenance.

My health has suffered from the stress. I am suffering from an undiagnosed skin disorder and have incurred medical bills. My car has needed several repairs and is currently needing shocks, alignment and new tires. I have recently been hired by a company offering a base salary, health benefits and the opportunity to rebuild my 401k plan. The new job is an outside sales position, and I will need my car in good running condition in order to perform my job.

I am asking for a little help with my rent to help get back on my feet. I am afraid we will be evicted as well as incur attorney's fees. What little money I get, needs to cover groceries, utilities, gas for my car (to get me to and from work) medication for my skin. I must maintain my car in order to work my field sales position.

I am resilient. I keep thinking I have hit rock bottom, but last week I came home on a blown out tire to find an eviction pending notice on my door (and then find out that my car needed to new tires and alignment and shocks), it was a very stressful situation. But I keep a sound mind, calmness, and peacefulness in our house to keep moving forward. I know there is hope and kindness in the world, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this work.

By funding this application, I will be able to use my first paycheck to catch up on utilities and get my car in good working condition for my new position. I know that there are kind people that are willing to help me and my son. There are so many moms in my position. My goal is to become sustainable enough to be able to help organizations such as this and continue to help the families that have reached out to me for help.

As of 2011-10-28, 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 2011-11-11, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $750.00 to Alliance Residential on behalf of this deserving individual.