Funded 04/11/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Veteran
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Awaiting Funding

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI most graciously thank each and everyone of Modest Needs donors for your kind financial assistance through this most difficult time in my life. As a result of your wonderful gifts, I am able to repair my vehicle and keep my home. I will now be able to make and keep my medical appointments and be able to return to effective volunteering without the anxiety and stress due to financial worries and the very real possibility of losing my housing. Again, with kind regards and sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart. Your contributions made a significant difference in the quality of my life.

Veteran With Many Unexpected Bills Needs Help With Crucial Car Repair

My Story:

I am a totally and permanently disabled and housebound Vietnam Era Air Force veteran who volunteers with assisting fellow veterans in navigating the often difficult and unyielding VA policies, procedures and admissions process. I am a widow of a fellow retired Air Force veteran. I am an active member of my local church (catholic) and have strong religious beliefs. I share a home with my service dog, Max, who provides comfort, utility and companionship. I live off of my VA benefits. I prudently and fastidiously saved for 5 years to purchase my own home last year.

Living on a fixed income does not provide economic cushioning, and large unplanned expenses throw my finances into a negative situation. Within the past few months, I experienced two such events that place me in financial crisis. In August of last year, Max, my prescribed service dog, experienced a crucial ligament tear which was very expensive to treat but without this I would have had to put him down. Now, my homeowners association quarterly dues are past due and I need to catch up with them to keep my home. On top of all of this I am now in need of a car repair and have no means to pay for it. I need Modest Needs help.

I am humbly requesting any form of payment assistance. Your help would provide much needed stress relief during this domino effect on my finances. As I require a functioning vehicle for transportation to and from crucial medical appointments, this repair is essential. Your help would mean so much to me. Thank you.

As of 2019-04-11, this application has been fully funded!

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