Paid 12/19/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Elderly Persons

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

With deepest thanks and gratitude this holiday season. Truly this small amount of money makes a big difference to us. Thank you for helping us in our time of need.

Elderly Couple Needs Help with Gas Bill to Make it Through Winter

My Story:

My husband is 72 and I am 70. We have been married over 50 years and have spent all of our life in this community. We are living on Social Security retirement with modest help from our eldest son as a short term loan.

We need help with our gas bill. The cost to heat our home has increased each year, but retirement benefits have not kept up with inflation. This most recent fill will not last until spring. If we do not receive help, we will not be able to heat our home properly. This will impact our heath.

It's hard not to worry how we will make ends meet. Medicine and doctor visits are expensive. The price of everything goes up execept our benefit check.

This summer my husband and I gardened our land for vegtables to eat during the winter in order to save money. We also provided some to others in our community. We try to live inexpensively.

It would mean a lot to receive help from Modest Needs to pay this expense. At our age we are doing everything possible to make ends meet and truly need this help with a basic nessesity. We are limited due to our age as to what we can and cannot do. You are kind to consider our request. Thank you.

As of 2011-12-19, 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 2011-12-21, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,066.72 to Alga Propane on behalf of this deserving individual.