Paid 05/07/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI am in awe (and tears) at the amount of generosity of your hearts and contributions. Upon applying, I honestly had just about the same expectation of being funded as I would if I played the lottery; but I decided it wouldn't hurt to at least ASK for help. Your donation is such a blessing on so many levels! I can stop worrying so much about whether at some point I'd have to explain to my child why we don't have electricity/heat, I can also stay on track with my budgeting plan on this journey towards financial security, and I can be a testimony to my family, friends and others that there really are BEAUTUIFUL, SWEET, GENEROUS people with hearts to give, as we ALL should! Words can't express enough how truly blessed I am by this contribution to my household and will definitely make more efforts to do the same thing for others that you have done for me! God bless and keep you!!!

Emergency Dispatcher Made Career Change for Child, Please Keep Lights on During Transition

My Story:

I am a young, single mom of an amazing 6 year old boy. I have some college education and I plan to return to school when finances permit. At the time I was employed as a City of Detroit Fire Dispatcher (resigned last Aug 2018), but I took a leap and decided to try to make a home for me and my son.

I resigned from the fire department because the long night hours and overtime left my son seeing his mom very little, having to basically live with other family while I work. During the transition, I was left unemployed for a few months and took a massive pay cut once I got employed again. This set us back on bills for some time. We need Modest needs help to pay for our heating/electric bill, which is past due.

With this assistance we can bring our DTE bill current and continue my journey to financial stability. I would like to be a role model to my son and show him that financial security is possible despite the difficulties of our community. I hope that one day, we will be able to do the same for other family in need.

As of 2019-05-07, 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 2019-06-07, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $480.00 to DTE Enegry on behalf of this deserving individual.