Paid 03/24/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Your donation is truly a blessing. I have suffered so much these past couple of months to stay afloat, to fight through my financial woes and an ensuing depression, and this is truly an uplifting and inspiring gift. It's not very often we come across people with compassion and understanding who are also willing to sacrifice something for a complete stranger; so much so, that I was almost completely stunned when I saw that my grant was funded. Thank you so much, this is the fuel I needed to keep chasing my dreams, to make myself and my family proud, and to see the brighter side of the world.

Need Rent Help after Missing Work and Moving to New Residence

My Story:

I am a single woman in my 20s, working as a freelance writer and doing canvasing work for an organization. My goal is to find an in-house writing position with an arts and humanities publication. I am an enthusiastic and fun-loving person who loves to laugh. I also am always ready to roll up my sleeves and do the work that makes life meaningful and challenging. I recently moved here to Portland upon landing an awesome internship at a performance arts magazine.

As soon as I received the offer, I moved all of my belongings up from southern California with short notice and no savings. I scrambled to find work and a place to live. I took a canvasing job, which was the first available job I could find. This has kept me afloat, but because this job requires me to be outside all day, work was cancelled for a week following an unexpected snowstorm. This occurred just as I was moving into a new place, and required to pay the deposits and move-in fees.

I am asking for Modest Needs' help to pay my rent this month. Due to the deposit costs, as well as the lost week of work and recent costs to move here, I am not sure how I will manage to pay this. I am afraid that if I do not find help soon, I will have nowhere to stay and will lose this excellent internship opportunity.

This funding would give me the peace of mind I need to focus on what really matters: this amazing opportunity I have here to pursue my career. Your assistance will take away the worry I have about whether I will have a place to sleep at night, and will allow me to remain sharp and focused on the work I am doing. I have just started another position with a restaurant, and things are getting on the right track. This funding will bring me current with my bills and give me stable footing. I certainly won't forget this time in my life, or the kind strangers who made a difference by helping me when I couldn't do it alone.

As of 2017-03-24, 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 2017-03-31, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $650.00 to Christopher Rowley, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.