Paid 12/03/2018
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Family
Death in Family

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeWords alone seem very inadequate in expressing my gratitude. You've helped me at a very difficult time - I was upset and didn't know how to come up with the money needed for my husband's memorial marker. Since his death in August, I've come to learn that miracles do happen thanks to generous, unselfish people like you. Hopefully the day will come when I can be a donor and help others as you have! With a heart full of gratitude, Diane

Recent Widow Needs Help With Cost of Memorial Marker for Veteran Husband

My Story:

I am a 61 year old recent widow who lives with our rescue cat, Luna. She requires daily medication for a degenerative disk. My four young granddaughters bring joy and purpose to my life - and each one has their own personality!

My husband died without any life insurance or savings. I'm trying to make ends meet, but I cannot come up with all the money necessary to cover the funeral and burial costs. As a 24-year veteran, my husband's marker is provided by the Veterans Administration, but not the granite or installation charges. We buried my husband in August but have not been able to secure a Memorial Marker for his grave. The cemetery is requiring me to pay for the granite base for the memorial and the installation before they'll order it. I need your help with this cost.

My husband deserves his veteran-status marker and I'll sleep better knowing I could provide that for him. Your help would relieve so much stress I have about where the money will come from so I can finally put him fully to rest with everything he deserves.

As of 2018-12-03, 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 2018-12-17, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $506.00 to Vestal Hills Memorial Park on behalf of this deserving individual.