Paid 09/27/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

The help that I have received from Modest Needs will dramatically change my life in a positive way. A good deed is never forgotten, and though I don't know who my donors were, I want them to know that this will start me in a new career. And, in life, I have been up and down, and when up, haven't been as generous as I could or should have been. It is with gratitude that I plan to 'Pay it Forward,' and with the Lord's grace complete my life with good works. Thank you all so much, from my heart. Be well.

PTSD Victim In Need Of Essential Car Repair In Order to Become Self-Sufficient

My Story:

I am a former college professor, suffering from PTSD due to a kidnapping in the Middle East. I've managed through considerable therapy, and have reached a point where I am trying to pick myself up and get employed in a new field. I am doing my best to start over and am following a plan through Social Security Plan for Self Sufficiency (PASS) and Ticket-To-Work. As a result I am going to school in order to become a truck driver. In order to be able to do so, however, I have to put some repairs in my vehicle, or else I will have no way to get to my classes. There is no public transportation to the school available, and I may not be able to finish and drive to job sites if I do not get this repair done.

Currently my truck is not safe to drive due to the fact it has brake problems. I am turning to Modest Needs in order to help me keep my vehicle safe. This expense is a direct result of trying to get off of disability and becoming self sufficient. Without this repair I will not be able to achieve this goal as my vehicle is essential to my success. It has taken a great deal of self-motivation to attempt to raise myself out of my situation, and I really do need this one time emergency assistance in order to do that.

A good vehicle allows me to complete the schooling at the Driver Training Center needed in order to obtain my Commercial Driver's License. This assistance would really help my situation and help me support myself without any state support. It will also bring me one step closer to potentially help others and having a sense of pride. Thank you!

As of 2012-09-27, 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 Check in the amount of $753.87 to House of Mufflers and Brakes on behalf of this deserving individual.