Paid 09/28/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Accessibility Equipment

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI want to say thank you to all the donors who were so generous and willing to help my family after we experienced such a devastating disaster last November of losing our home and town to the wildfire in California. I cannot express how much my children and I appreciate such a thoughtful gesture of helping us during our financial crisis. This has renewed my belief that there are many people out there who have tremendous compassion and empathy for others in need during a difficult time. We are so very grateful to Modest Needs and all the donors who contributed, because of your kindness we will be able to transition into our next home without any issues! What an amazing group of people you are, thank you so much! God bless you all, Aaron

Single Father Lost Home In California Fires. Please Help Us Pay Electric to Move Into a New Home.

My Story:

Hi there. I'm a single dad to two amazing children (a son and daughter) one of who is disabled. I work long as a merchandiser, but I love my kids and do everything I can to provide for them and spend time with them.

Eight months ago, we lost our home and all our belongs to the California wildfire in Paradise. We have been in temporary housing since that time, and because so many places burned down, there's now a housing shortage in our community, and the places that still exist are charging sky-high rents. In May, our insurance company stopped paying for rent, so we've had to take on a sky-high rental payment, about twice what we were spending before on housing, and its taking everything we have to just keep our heads above water.

I've finally found a new place for our family, and once we can move, it's going to save us a fortune and get our lives back to normal. There's just one problem: I'm behind on the electric bill from the place that burned down. I couldn't pay it while we were paying for this very expensive temporary housing. Now that I've found a new place, I can't sign a lease or move until this electric bill is paid because a condition of all leases here is that you have to be able to put the electric in your name. If I can't pay this bill FAST, I'm going to lose this opportunity, and I don't know when another chance like this will come for my family.

I hate to have to ask for help, but if you could please help us to pay this past due electric bill just ONE time, you'd be putting our family back on track permanently. Thank you so much for considering us when there are so many others out there in need. I'm so grateful there are people like the people here, who still really care about others.

As of 2019-09-28, 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 2019-10-21, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $892.01 to PG&E on behalf of this deserving individual.