Paid 10/11/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeJust when I thought all hope was lost I received an email saying help was on the way!! As I sit here with tears of joy streaming down my face, I am filled with joy and relief. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the donors that helped to fund my application. I had begun to lose hope that help would come to me. Although I am young I have been through more downs than ups. This is the first time in a very long time that someone has given so graciously to me. I am eternally grateful! Because of the help from Modest Needs I am now able to keep my lights and gas on in my home. From the bottom of my heart I thank all of you.

Young Woman With New Job Needs Help With Unusually High Electric Bill!

My Story:

I am a 25-year-old woman and live alone. I have numerous medical conditions and live on a fixed income, but was just able to pick up a part-time job, which will help me out financially. I fell on hard times this summer, due to unusually high utility bills, and the loss of another part-time job, which was essential for my finances. As a result of this I was unable to keep up with my electric payment.

I would like Modest Needs to assist me with this expense. The summer heat led me to receive bills that were 3 times more than normal, and even though I would make payments, I was not able to pay them in full. Being constantly behind caught up with me, and I have no way to make the money fast enough in order to avoid a disconnection. In the period when I was only living on my disability I was barely able to pay for everything and the summer months really hurt my finances. I know that I will prevent this from ever happening, due to the fact I can finally work again. I have also cut all non-essential expenses form my household and am trying to start a savings fund.

Being that this is such a huge bill, your help would lift a huge burden off of my shoulders, and allow me to stay current with everything else. I will never be able to thank you enough!

As of 2012-10-11, 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 2012-10-12, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $252.00 to Walton EMC on behalf of this deserving individual.