Paid 05/13/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Veteran
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI want to start by saying that it can be challenging to ask for financial help when you've spent your entire life earning a salary and then find yourself in a place where a loss of income and an unexpected need arise. It has taken me some time to conclude that everyone at one time or another needs help--life does throw you some curve balls! If I could personally thank every Modest Needs donor, foreign and domestic, I would. For now just let me say, 'Thank you!' from both my wife and me. I am deeply appreciative of the community culture that Modest Needs and all of its donors conveyed during the process. Through this experience, my sense of self and the outlook for the future was restored both in terms of being able to pay a simple bill and also in the sympathy of humanity. -Never out of the Fight!

Veteran Needs Help With Car Payment After Urgent and Expensive Repairs

My Story:

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for ten years. We are the proud parents of a rescue dog named Henry and a feisty cat named Piper. My wife and I love to volunteer with our local church and spend time with friends and family. Currently, only my wife is the only employed at our household. She has been working as a speech-language pathologist for the past twelve years.

After ten years of teaching high school biology, I resigned in June 2018 due to neurological symptoms caused by three herniated discs I have in my lower lumbar to seek treatment. As a result, our household has been reduced to just one income for almost one year. Several expenses have risen during this time that we have been able to cover with our savings, but as of recently, we have exhausted our savings. In January of 2019, my vehicle required a costly repair which has since put a strain on our ability to pay for my wife's car. My wife works full time and needs consistent transportation. We are asking Modest Needs' help in paying for my wife's car payment before the account becomes delinquent.

This funding will keep our household current with all of our bills again, and restore our sense of stability. My wife will soon begin seeing patients through a private clinic that will give us the ability to remain current with her car payment. I served for four years on active duty in the Marine Corps and taught for ten years. In all this time, I have not asked for anything without paying in either blood, sweat or tears. Your help would be tremendous to me and confirm that there is still good in this world.

As of 2019-05-13, 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 2019-05-22, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $275.18 to Honda Financial Services on behalf of this deserving individual.