Funded 02/07/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Veteran
Moving Assistance

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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Testimonial

This person has left the following thank you note:

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your kindness in reaching out to me in my time of need. Your gift will support my long awaited journey to reunite with my son. It is your selflessness and thoughtfulness that help change peoples lives. Thank you for making a difference in mine! I appreciate your generosity.



Veteran Father Needs to Get to 6-Year-Old-Son

My Story:

I am married but separated and a father of a wonderful 6-year-old son. He loves dinosaurs, dragons and wrestling and just being an energetic boy with Dad. I was a stay-at-home-father for 5 years and my son and I have a special bond. I served in the Army and National Guard for 23 years and currently have accepted a job offer in Virginia, where my son currently lives with his mother.

The separation of my marriage threw me into financial hardship because as a stay at home father, I only worked a part-time job. I was forced to live in a hotel for over 7 weeks and my credit score decreased over 200 points because I wasn't able to maintain payment to my credit cards and other obligations. I was not able to find a job in my field (Logistics), even with 8 years experience and a Masters degree in Transportation and Logistics, I was told I had been out of the industry for over 6 years. I did find a job as a landscaper to be able to afford a small apartment. My wife accepted a new position in Virginia and prior to her moving we co-parent and I got to see my son daily. I need Modest Needs' help to pay for my Budget Rental truck cost to be able to move to Virginia to be with my son.

I need to continue to be the best father to my son; giving him something I didn't have - a Father. I am heartbroken and miss him terribly. I am torn up from our face-time conversation of him asking me when is dad coming to Virginia or when he explained to me how simple it is for me to get there. This funding will bring me to where my son is and give him and I a balance of emotional stability and proportions beyond love. I am passionate about being the best father and your help would make a long-lasting impact on my son and I.


As of 2019-02-07, this application has been fully funded!

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