Paid 04/07/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you all so very much for taking the time to help my family in our time of need. When we awoke this morning to find that we had been fully funded by you lovely people, the adults huddled together and cried. You have lifted a great burden off of our shoulders, and we are eternally grateful for that. We no longer have the looming threat of disconnection over our heads, and we are able to finally get on our feet again after my mother's knee surgery and extended recovery. We, for the first time in nearly a year, can breathe easy that we are on our way quickly to financial security, and hope to soon be able to make our own contribution to modest needs to help another family when they need a hand up. -Nicole

Family Stricken with Rare Genetic Disease Needs Help Keeping The Lights On

My Story:

I am the daughter to two wonderful parents and the oldest of four children. My older sister, who lives with our family, is likewise a mother to two children, ages 2 and 3, and my youngest brother, who is 7 years old, has autism. My parents are gracious to let us live with them, and as you can see, they help to take care of a very full household.

Several months ago, my mother, who is the primary breadwinner in our household, was forced to undergo knee surgery due to a rare genetic condition. During the time it took her to recover, she received short term disability pay in lieu of her regular paycheck, and her pay was cut by about 60% during this time. By working together, we managed to stay on top of most of our expenses, but the loss of income our family suffered as a result of her surgery has left us chronically behind on our electric bill, and the electric company is now threatening to shut us off unless we pay the bill in full.

I'm asking for Modest Needs' donors to help us catch up on on our electric bill. The amount we owe may not seem like much to some people, but to us right now, it's a fortune, and the stress of potentially losing power (especially when my younger Autistic brother needs it) is taking a toll on our family. We would be extremely grateful to you if you would please help us just this one time. Thank you so much!

As of 2017-04-07, 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 2017-05-26, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $721.29 to Ameren Missouri on behalf of this deserving individual.