Paid 11/01/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Death in Family

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeOMG, I am so very blessed and thankful for all who saw my need and helped. I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to me, my daughter and granddaughter to have receive this help with keep the light on. Receiving this help has put a new outlook on life for me and help life be less stressful , there are really good people in this world with true genuine hearts . I just want to say thank you again and we truly appreciate your willingness to help. I can't wait to pay it forward in the future.

Widowed mother needs help with Electric Bill

My Story:

I'm a widow of 2 years, trying to find my new normal. I had to move in with my daughter and 11 year old granddaughter. We live in a two bedroom home in Florida. My granddaughter goes to a Catholic school and is very giving and great ethics. She likes to play flag football and be the water girl for the soccer team. We have one dog in the family.

I make enough to cover our basic expenses, house payment, utilities, but we have two old cars. When I run short on money we have no savings so I have to decide which bill will not get paid. The last car repair was necessary because you have to have working brakes. I cannot afford to get a new car with a car payment so I keep fixing up the cars we have. Because of this expense I'm running behind in paying utility bills which has placed us in and financial bind. We need Modest Need to help pay this car expense so I can get caught up with mortgage and utilities. Since paying for the car repair I'm running one month behind in the bills and when i receive the shut off notices I go in and pay the minimum and wait until the next shut off notice is received, it is a never ending cycle currently. We are worried eventually we will not have lights, water, or heat with the winter approaching.

This funding will bring out household current with all our bills and restore the families stability and not worry as much. I'm trying to find a second job, since becoming a widow and losing that income it takes a lot of adjusting to my new normal and I'm not afraid to do whatever it takes. Your help would make a lasting impact for our family and also restore our faith in help being out there for the average family. I believe in paying it forward and hopefully someday I can return the favor.

As of 2019-11-01, 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 $292.51 to FPL General Mail Facility on behalf of this deserving individual.