Paid 12/05/2019
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 sizeThank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for electing to fund us. Things have been so difficult this year, and it is almost Christmas and my 5 year old sons birthday. Seeing your charitable hearts has made me so grateful. I have always been one to help others when I can, and it has been impossible for me to lately. But I know one day I will be in the position to again and I will remember this forever. Thank you.

Adjunct Instructor Needs Help With Electric Bill After Slow Summer

My Story:

I am an adjunct college instructor and I work at the local university and at a local state college. I love what I do and I love my students. I teach Sociology which is what my masters degree is in. I have a wonderful 5 year old son whom my husband has been raising so that I can keep my beloved teaching career. My husband has just started training to be a Locksmith now that our son is in school. This Fall he will become a skilled locksmith after a wonderful few years of being a stay at home parent! We have a sweet little dog who we rescued after her family lost their home to a Hurricane last year.

I have devoted the last seven years of my life to teaching, and most of that time I teach two and three positions that are equivalent of full-time positions. Every once in a while summer is very slow and I do not get a lot of classes. As an adjunct teacher if you do not get classes you don't get paid. I have found myself in this position this summer and now need help with my electric bill.

Now that Fall semester has started I will be back to drawing income from both jobs this coming up month, and I will be back on track. But paychecks are withheld, so I will not see them until the 15th of September. This funding would guarantee that I do not fall into a cycle of debt. Your help will allow us to focus on work, my husband on his new career and our son starting school. Long term this stands to ensure financial stability that I have had in years past.

As of 2019-12-05, 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 2019-12-20, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $482.46 to Orlando Utilities Commision on behalf of this deserving individual.