Paid 09/29/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

thank you so much, your help has helped my family greatly in our time of need and words can not explain how greatfull i am for you! Because of your help we will now be able to pay our power bill without it being cut off, thank you from the bottom of my heart and god bless!

Navy Family Pay Cut: Help Keep Lights On

My Story:

Our household consists of my husband and I as well as his seven year old daughter. The Navy relocated us a little less than a year ago, and we have been struggling ever since. Last month our military pay was drastically cut because they were overpaying him without noticing, and now they are taking it our of our check 400-600 at a time, leaving us with not enough to pay all bills even at the minimum amounts. I have tried to get help several places and never thought it would be so hard. I have been looking for work since relocating, but have been unable to find anything. Plus I have to transport our daughter to and from school, because there is no bussing service for her school. I am a pretty thrifty mom/wife, but it seems no matter how hard I try, I keep getting shut off notices for our electric bill.

I fear that if I can't get the past due balance paid they will turn off our power and then charge us a reactivation fee that we wouldn't be able to afford. I have a lot of stress and anxiety about our situation. I have tried everything I can think of, but with his pay cut and me not being able to find a job, we have fallen on really hard times. I am sad that we can't do things we intended to do with our daughter.

If we were able to get caught up and stop receiving these shut off notices I believe we could stay on track with careful planning. I would be so thankful if others reached out to help our family. I'd feel truly blessed. Thank you.

As of 2011-09-29, 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 2011-09-30, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $185.39 to Progress Energy on behalf of this deserving individual.