Paid 12/06/2011
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you so much for helping me out this month. As you know, it's been a rather difficult month for me. I'm teaching high school math and in the process of applying to graduate school, which is quite expensive, the alternator went out on my car which had to be repaired, and while I was walking home one night, I was mugged, and my computer and my glasses were stolen among other things. I was in a position where I was going to have to decide between paying my electric bill and applying to grad school. Because of your help, my electric bill is paid, and today I sent in my application to graduate school. Not only that, but it's quite easy to lose faith in people when someone so unfairly steals from you and gets away with it. You've helped to balance a little bit of the unfairness in the world. Thank you so very much.

Teacher with Car Problems Mugged, Needs Help

My Story:

I live by myself, and teach high school math in an after school program. I am currently applying to graduate school. I need Modest Needs' help to afford an electric bill.

I need this help financially because I recently had to replace the alternator on my car. While walking home one night (because the car was in the shop) I was the victim of an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. My laptop glasses were stolen during the robbery, both of which I will have to replace. I do not make enough money to handle the expense of the car repairs, laptop, the glasses and my bills all at once. I am asking for just enough help to keep the lights on.

I'm very frustrated, and feeling very distracted because I'm running out of options financially. It seems like a million things are happening at once. I'm trying to apply to graduate school, which is expensive as it is; then my car broke down, and then someone mugged me when I was walking home. I feel so unsafe lately.

Without a car I will not be able to get to work. Without a computer I will not be able to apply for graduate school and begin working toward a more stable future. Without electricity I will be in dire straights. It is a difficult situation with only so much money to go around.

Funding will keep my lights on. It will also help me be able to afford to apply to graduate school, which will change my entire future, both financially and personally. Most importantly, it will turn this streak of bad luck around and make moving forward possible. Thank you and god bless for considering me.

As of 2011-12-06, 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 2011-12-09, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $242.45 to Reliant Energy on behalf of this deserving individual.