Paid 04/27/2017
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeWords can't express my gratitude and joy for all the generous donors that have sowed into my family's life. The overwhelming compassion showed to my family takes a heavy burden off our hearts.The sacrifice that the donors displayed is remarkable! I am a witness that humanity still has unconditional love for those with insurmountable odds. Thank you so much.

Father of Two Needs Utility Help After Car Repair

My Story:

I am a proud father of 2 amazing twin boys! They are 8 years old, energetic and very loving. We enjoy bike riding and playing board games. Although they are twins, they have separate interests. One enjoys problem solving with math and the other likes reading and writing. I work as a repair tech full time for a major cable company.

I work full time but tend to live pay to pay check, covering our basic needs. A few weeks ago while driving with my kids, my truck went out of control. I couldn't steer or direct my truck. My truck engine light came on it started smoking heavily. I needed immediate repairs as this is my only transportation for work and my kids. I was forced to pay out of pocket for the repair work to keep from missing work. This put me in financial downward spiral. I am asking for Modest Needs to help pay with my utilities. Unfortunately, I am now forced to choose between my rent and electric bill.

This will help me tremendously especially to keep the lights on and help my kids with homework and studying. The funding will restore a sense of pride and determination. I will start to look for a second job to try to have a 2nd stream of income for unexpected expenses. Thank you.

As of 2017-04-27, 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 2017-06-07, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $284.37 to Ameren Missouri on behalf of this deserving individual.