Paid 09/25/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you so much to Modest Needs and generous donors who have finally enabled me to get new tires. It will be such a huge relief, to feel safe again just driving to town, and maybe not feeling like I have to prepare for an hours long being stranded disaster with each trip. I tried so hard for so long to save up the money myself and was getting so discouraged when one more pressing thing after another kept coming up and prevented me from being able to afford the tires. You are all so wonderful, and I pray that each and every one of you will be blessed 10 fold in return for your generosity. I can't say thank you enough times.

Desperately Need to Replace Old Tires

My Story:

I am single lady, living on my own on a fixed income. My children are grown and away from home. I am fine taking care of myself and can pay all major bills, but cannot afford extra things that are not budgeted for. My children, have families of their own, and are not able to help me out with extra expenses. I was told last year during my inspection that my tires are too old and bald, and that my vehicle is not safe to drive. There are cracks on the sidewalls, and I now fear for my safety when I have to drive.

I have been trying very hard to save up the money to buy the tires, but every time I get a little saved up, something urgent such as medical or the recent heat wave, takes away from it. I have no choice, but to turn to Modest Needs in order to help me keep my vehicle safe. I am afraid that if a tire blows I might get stranded and there will be further damage to my vehicle. Without a car I cannot do anything, and my plans to get a job will also be put on hold until I can afford this expense.

It would be such a relief to me not to have to worry about the safety of my tires and self every time I need to go out of the house. I thank you very much for your time and consideration. I realize there are so many people that need so much help and it saddens me that I also have to turn to you. I hope that I will be able to get a job once I know my vehicle is safe and help somebody else who is asking for help through Modest Needs. Thank you again.

As of 2012-09-25, 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 2012-09-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Credit / Debit Card in the amount of $689.68 to Tire on behalf of this deserving individual.