Funded 05/16/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Awaiting Funding

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous contributions. I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of your help. Please know that this is more than just money to me. It's also a chance for me to get back on my feet, to care for my sweet daughter, and to stop worrying about living paycheck to paycheck while we build a new life. You're all miracle workers and I'm forever grateful to you.

Recently Separated Mother Forced To Sell Home, Please Help With Gas Bill

My Story:

I am a recently separated mother of one amazing daughter. I work full time for a non-profit doing database administration.

Because of my separation, I've incurred several expenses that I hadn't planned on. I was forced to sell my home, at a loss, and I am now struggling to pay the final bills on all the home's utilities. I was the sole income earner in my home for the past 5 years, so I started 'budget billing' with the gas company less than a year ago. Because of that budget billing cycle and the timing of the sale of my house, I had a large debt on my gas account based on usage. I'm asking for Modest Needs' assistance in paying my gas bill. I just paid rent on top of the shortage on the sale of my house, moving costs, and my regular monthly bills, I am coming up short.

This funding would help me keep my budget in line. It was an unanticipated expense and having it covered would truly make the difference between having to incur more credit card debt, or being able to make it through the month semi-comfortably. I would be so grateful to receive this help during my unexpected transition. Thank you.

As of 2017-05-16, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.