Paid 10/24/2011
Independent Living Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Death in Family

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeHello to Everyone, I like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It is not every day that you find people who are willing to help others in their time of need. However, you all cared enough to reach out to someone that you did not know and extended your hand in order to help me when I was at the most difficult time in my life. However, you all thought enough of me when I could not see things clear with the loss of my husband who has always been there to provide for me. However, when God called him home I did not know how I was going to make it without my best friend and soul mate. But God directed me to website, that I did not know it existed and showed me that there are people out there in this world today who are still willing to help someone like me when I was in my most vulnerable state of mind and for that I thank you all and most of all I thank God for making it all possible. May God bless each one of you all from the bottom of my heart? I will never in my life forget how you all made an impact on my life when I was in need and I will make an impact on someone else life as my God leads me to do so. Once again, thank all of you.

Husband Passed Away: Please Help with High Electric Bill

My Story:

I am recently widowed. My husband of 27 years passed away on June 2, 2011 in the VA hospital here in Chicago. He was a 100% disabled veteran from the Army. Our children now live on their own. I am not working now due to my disability, I receive SSA Disability because of my anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression and have for quite some time. I held a job from the age of 16 years old up until I was not able to work anymore, when I turned 50 years old. My disability forces me to stay in my house because I am afraid all the time. When my husband was alive, he always went with me wherever I had to go. Now it is just me and Midnite (cat) and my memories.

I am requesting help with payment of my electric bill. I cannot pay this bill because I do not have the money. I put in for my husband's death benefits with the VA, but so far I have not heard from them other than them telling me that they are still processing it. I do not get enough money to pay rent, electricity and my other monthly bills that I have.

I am afraid all the time. I do not want to be in the dark, my food will spoil. I have been stressed out and hospitalized because of all pressure that is building up. l I do not know what to do. Sometimes my medication does not work, I have been failing in school and my graduation has been put on hold.

This would be a blessing to know that there are people in this day and time that are still willing to help the down and out of this world. God bless them and their families.

As of 2011-10-24, 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 2011-10-27, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $486.73 to ComEd, An Exelon Company on behalf of this deserving individual.