Paid 11/13/2019
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:

We deeply appreciate your support. This donation will help our family tremendously. Thanks to your support, we will be able to pay our bill, and this means the world to us. We now have new found hope, and our encouraged. May you be blessed equally. We hope to be able to be a blessing to others, as you have to us. A heavy weight has been lifted and words can't express how deeply grateful we are. This has left a positive impact on our lives, and we are motivated to persevere.

My Wife is Pregnant On Bedrest. I Hurt My Hand & Lost Work. We Need Help to Keep the Lights On.

My Story:

I am a married father of 4 beautiful children, soon to be 5! My youngest daughter is 11 months old and has just started walking and talking. I have a 2 year old growing girl who likes to sing and practice her ABCs. My 15 year old daughter loves to sing and dance and has a passion for fine arts. And my son just turned 18, graduated high school, and recently joined the United States Military. He started Navy Boot camp in October and I'm really proud of him.

Right now, my wife is pregnant and has severe morning sickness. She hasn't been able to work for the past few weeks, so right now, I'm the only one working to provide for our family. I work with my hands, and not long ago, I hurt my right hand on the job. I went to the employers doctor, they told me nothing was wrong with me, and sent me back to work, but I still had a lot of trouble closing my hand, and since my right hand is my dominant hand, I couldn't work as well any more. I ended up losing that job, and it took me a couple of weeks to find new work.

I am now at a new employer, but with me losing a few weeks' work and my wife being on bed-rest, we've gotten behind on a couple of bills. Now that I'm back to work and earning more money, we should be able to catch up most everything soon, but we really need help with our power bill. It's now two months behind, and we've gotten a shutoff notice. If the power gets shut off, we'll have to pay a deposit to get it turned back on, and that'll put us behind on the bills we're not behind on, and we can't afford for that to happen because the late fees will leave us homeless!

All the sathe time I was out of work plus my wife not being able to work right now We have been barely able to pay our bills in full, and we need help at this time with our power bill. The power bill came in much higher than usual which was unexpected.

I'm hoping you can please help us pay our power bill so that we can avoid disconnection. Your help will help us get current with our power bill, provide us with relief to know that our children and family will have a stable environment, and allow us to get everything else caught up. This help will provide a long lasting positive impact on my family. We appreciate you very much. Thank you.

As of 2019-11-13, 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 2019-11-22, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $614.56 to Alabama Power on behalf of this deserving individual.