Paid 10/10/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Unsupported Single Parent
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Hi, I would like to greatfully thank everyone that took the time out of their personal life to help me in such a hard time in my life. I really appreciate the generosity of so many people that don't know me personally but still came through to help me. My kids and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and May God Bless You. Thank You all again.

Single Mom w/ 3 Babies: Energy Bill 10x Normal Amount!

My Story:

I am a single mom of three (I have all babies: 3 yr old, 1 yr old and 7 mth old.) that really needs assistance because recently I received a bill from my energy company that stated I had been back billed due to incorrect reading of my meter. Due to that incorrect reading, my bill is now $700 (ten times what it normally is), which is making it impossible for me to pay my rent.

I live on my salary check to check. And I just don't have enough income coming in to allow me to pay a $700 electric bill and my rent.

I am afraid that my kids and I will be evicted from our home and become homeless. Or the energy company will disconnect my lights. I am stressed out, depressed, and its really taking a toll on me physically. I am constantly thinking about how I will pay this expense and its causing me not to be able to function correctly.

It's a huge step to ask for help, but I have to put my pride aside for my kids. In the future, I plan on going back to school to further my education so that I can make more money to provide for my kids and myself.

This assistance will get me caught up for this month of September. I will be relieved that my kids will be able to stay in our home, and it will help reduce my stress level significantly, so I can take better care of my babies, who need lots of attention.

As of 2011-10-10, 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 2011-10-20, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $660.00 to Lafayette Square Apartments on behalf of this deserving individual.