Paid 10/01/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I wanted to thank you all who took the time to help me and my husband at our lowest time, to help up pay our Electric bill. I am disabled as well as my husband and we didn't for see this coming. But you all made it possible by helping us. Times are hard now, but Thank you for your donation to my request. I hope to play it forward to someone in need if I have extra money here in the future. I am so happy that Modest Needs is available to people who need that extra help. I don't know what I would of done without it. God bless you all. Gilbert & A Torres

Electric Bill Help! I have MS And Am Facing a Shut-Off!

My Story:

I am a 42-year-old woman, diagnosed with MS, living with my husband and 2 small dogs. We have 3 grown sons, who live away. Both my husband and I have medical conditions and are not able to work, thus surviving on a fixed income. Due to our conditions we had to both retire in our 30's. I am currently blind in one eye and in a wheelchair.

We are turning to Modest Needs to help us afford an electric bill which is unusually high. As a result of my MS, the summer heat wave caused us to constantly run the A/C, as the heat can be detrimental to my health. This put our electric bill beyond our means. We are currently facing a shut-off, and we have no way of paying this bill in time. We already live on such a tight budget, that saving from it would take us much longer than we actually have. If we lose power, our health will be severely affected, and I am in fear of what will happen to us.

Our income is normally enough to sustain us, and with taking this bill of our shoulders, I know that we will be fine going forward. I am afraid that without your help we will have to sacrifice buying important medications or another regular monthly expense. Your help would really mean a lot to us a lot. Thank you!

As of 2012-10-01, 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 2012-10-02, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $176.67 to PG & E on behalf of this deserving individual.