Paid 12/19/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Misc. Expense

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeOur family can't say thank you enough for both the generosity and the timing you have shown us in response to our need. We found ourselves in an extremely tight spot, at a very difficult time, with a bill we had no idea how we were going to pay, for work that absolutely needed to be done. Our children are aware of the situation we are in, so when we told them complete strangers were willing to sacrifice to help us get through this, the looks on their faces said it all. It also opened our eyes to just how many people are struggling. Our family is both excited and hopeful that we will be able to help others the way you have helped us, once we can get through this difficult time. Sincerely, thank you so much!

Failed Septic System: Children Have No Place to Go to Bathroom

My Story:

I am a homeschooling mother of three. Our children are 13, 9, and 7. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and he works at a hospital doing I.T. work. We are very blessed that our family is healthy, but we are in a real pinch with our septic system.

We need Modest Needs help to afford a septic system repair bill that happened completely out of the blue right before winter set in. We are unable to use any water or the toilet until the problem is resolved.

This is a completely unexpected expense. We have lived in our starter home for 11 years now and things have been working up till the last few months. A few weeks ago we had plumbing problems that needed to be fixed. Now, suddenly, the old leach system that was in place stopped working and everything is backed up. We budget very well, but this is a sudden expense that we just do not have the money for. Our van died a couple months ago and we had to buy a very modest used vehicle which the bank was generous to give us a loan for. That expense has made it impossible to cover the cost of this new problem. My husband has been trying to carpool to work and we changed our cell phone plans to limited calling to save money. We are trying our best to stay afloat.

Times are stressful as we have been taking the family to the neighbors, friends, and public places to use the facilities. We have been determined not to let the children know how concerned we are about this dire situation.
This funding would really help us out of a hole. We have been married for 17 years and I can't remember a more difficult financial time. It would mean a great deal to myself and our family. Please consider our modest need if you can.

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 $940.00 to Grove Engineering on behalf of this deserving individual.