Paid 12/28/2017
Homecoming Heroes Grant
Military Family

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeA very warm and heartfelt thank you on behalf of myself and my family to all the modest needs donors and staff who made funding my application possible. the generosity from complete strangers is overwhelming and amazing. And has given me renewed faith that there are truly altruistic people out in the world. I've shared this experience with my children to show them also that there are good people in this world but also in hope that they will learn from this experience and take that with then. Thank you to each and every person who took the time to read over my application. The world is a brighter place because of you.



Single Mom of 5 Needs New Stove After Carbon Monoxide Leak

The Details:

I am a single mom of 5 kids ages 10-15. I work full time as a paralegal. On the weekends I enjoy hiking with my kids, going on new explorations and checking out local historical spots. My three boys ages 13,12 and 10 enjoy video gaming, sports and the outdoors. My two girls ages 15 and 11 enjoy crafting and cooking. All of the children recently have started raking leaves around our neighborhood in an effort to earn holiday spending money.

I earn enough to cover our basic expenses, at this time i have no savings to draw from. I recently started a new job that pays more than my previous one and hope to be able to start saving for the future. Two days before thanksgiving I was called at work because the Carbon monoxide detector was going off. 911 was called and I came home from work to a house full of firefighters and a bunch of frightened children outside in the cold. The cause of the leak was determined to be our oven. The house had to be cleared for many hours while it aired out but the stove was disconnected and the gas shut off, and will be until the oven has been repaired or replaced. I need Modest Needs help with the cost of a new stove.


A stove is a necessity for a family this large. We have been cooking in the microwave and on a hot plate but its hard to feed 7 people that way. I am unable to out rightly afford a new stove at this time. This funding will help our family tremendously, as we will be able to start making full healthy meals again and I will not have to finance an appliance causing another financial responsibility that can't really be afforded.


As of 2017-12-28, 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 2018-01-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $556.81 to Lowe's of Newburgh on behalf of this deserving individual.