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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Vehicle
Elderly Persons

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Single Senior Citizen Needs Help Paying for Essential Car Repair Cost

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I am a single senior citizen, living on a limited income through Social Security retirement. I work part-time to supplement my income, but have not had many shifts available in recent months due to slow business. I hope to pick up more work soon.

My income enables me to cover my basic expenses each month, but does not allow me to set aside much in the way of emergency savings. My car, which allows me to work and live independently, needs a new wheel bearing on the front left, as well as an upper control arm on the same side. I was told the wheel could become loose if I continue to drive it in this state, and will be dangerous if I wait much longer to get it fixed.

I am asking for Modest Needs' help to pay for this unexpected repair expense. I fear that if I cannot get my car fixed soon, I will risk an accident. If I cannot drive, I will be unable to work or run errands for myself.

This unforeseen repair cost has put me in a financial bind, and if I am to pay for the repair, I will not be able to pay for my regular expenses. Your help will make it possible for me to stay current with my bills and have this important repair taken care of. I would be very grateful for this one-time assistance, and plan to rebuild an emergency fund once my work hours pick up again. I thank you in advance for your consideration. I appreciate it greatly!

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