Paid 12/09/2011
Independent Living Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart your donation has givin me peace of mind. Now I will be able to travel safely on the roads without fear. This donation gets me closer to being able do somethings that would have been dangerous for me to do without your help. I will probably never be able to repay your generosity and the word thank you seems so little for what you have done for me, but its all I have to offer. I will pray for each and everyone of you and thank God that he brought you into my life. May God bless you and keep you wrapped his beautiful arms.

Fire Took Everything, Including My Child: Help Me Heal

My Story:

I had a house fire in 2006. I lost everything in half an hour, including one of my three children.

We desperately need help with new tires for our vehicle. I am currently on disability. My fiance is also trying to get disability because of recent back surgery. He is unable to work, but unemployment hasn't come through for him yet. We live on a very short income with my two remaining children. Tires are something we truly need but cannot afford.

I didn't have home owner's insurance when the fire struck and lost everything: its contents, the home itself and my child. It's been a rough road starting from scratch again, but we are making it work as best we can.

I earn just over $1000 a month, and can't save for emergencies as a result. I am able to afford all my bills, but with nothing to spare at the end. That is why I am seeking help with the cost of new tires so that I can safely get my family to necessary doctors appointments.

I am afraid that we will get a flat tire or blowout and get into an accident if we do not replace these tires soon. I am really worried and stressed out that we could hurt someone else or get hurt ourselves.

This help would not only be a financial blessing, but a physical blessing that would relieve a lot of stress. With the loss of my child, the road to recovery has been a struggle. This assistance would allow me some relief and room to grieve. Thank you for considering our modest need.

As of 2011-12-09, 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 2011-12-14, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $592.29 to Plaza Tire Service on behalf of this deserving individual.