Paid 03/10/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I appreciate every one that donated to me for my electric bill. I work at home and it was going to be shut off. I would of lost my job. this has changed me as a person that there is really caring people out there. And thank God for Modest needs being there for us to help us is need. They are great and made this all possible for the caring people to help us.

A Single Mother and Grandmother Missed Work Due to a Furnance Repair. Please Keep Her Lights On.

My Story:

I am a grandmother of 6 and I have worked my whole life. Currently, I work full-time at home for Alpine Access to support myself, but I do live week to week with my paychecks.

Here in upstate New York it got very cold as usual this winter. My furnace ended up breaking down and I was left with 8 busted pipes. I had no choice but to have this repaired as we are in the dead of winter and I was left without hot water or heat. This repair also caused me to miss a few days of work. This unfortunate situation left me in such a terrible financial bind. I am so scared. I need Modest Needs help with my electric bill. Without my electricity, I would be unable to do my job as I work from home.

With your help, this bill will be paid and get me back on track with my finances. It would be awful to have paid to keep the heat and water on, only to have my lights shut off. Your generosity would mean the world to me and I can start a small savings for any future emergencies. With your help I will be able to continue supporting myself. Thank you.

As of 2018-03-10, 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 2018-03-14, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $509.93 to National Grid on behalf of this deserving individual.