Paid 12/16/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThere is so much I want to say the tears that�s running down my face because of your kindness I am able to wake up in a warm home. I want forget this ever. Modest Needs will always have a special place in my heart. I want to thank all the donors for helping me pay my rent. It will provide stability for me. With the help from Modest Needs Foundation I am able to keep my home. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.. My heart is rejoicing and your thoughtfulness is a gift I will always treasure. I am touched beyond words. You�re a blessing to me .Thanks for being my Angels. COPD is a terrible disease that make the lungs weaker and weaker. I didn�t see any hope in site. All I felt left to do was to tell my Landlord I could recovery financially after my lungs enlarged and filled with fluid. I told her I guess I have to move. I was given the number to United Way who referred me to Modest Needs. With tears of sadness in my eyes I couldn�t even get enough energy to fill out the application. I felt defeated. Finally, I said I have nothing else to lose. I prayed and asked God please hear my cry. I began to quote Psalm Where God said he will never leave me nor forsake me. I filled out the application and told my story how COPD changed my life after coming out of a marriage for 24 years of abuse. There are still good people in the world I would say Special Angels that is there to help you and this help has helped me not only to keep my home but. It has also encouraged me to never stop believing. Now I pray that God will continue to bless this Foundation and the donors family's. I am humble and grateful. Thank you for my heart is overflowing with joy that I am not homeless because of your blessing.

COPD Put Me in the Hospital and Behind On My Rent. We Need Help to Save Our Home

My Story:

I'm a single woman living alone. I work full-time at a call center. I've been at my current job almost six years and I'm very proud that normally, I don't have any problem taking care of myself. In fact, I'm usuall the one helping others out. But this was before I was diagnosed with COPD.I was doing very well with taking care of myself until rent until one day I was diagnosed with COPD.

COPD is a horrible disease. It makes it really hard to breathe and sometimes, your lungs feel like they're on fire. It's a day to day struggle, and while I can usually make it, last month, I got really sick and couldn't work. I just finished taking steroids last week to help reduce the inflammation in my lungs and I'm back to work now, but I couldn't work in the call center while I was having a hard time breathing. My being away from work has really put me behind, and now, for the first time I can remember, I can't afford to pay my rent this month.

I am seeking help from Modest Needs for rent that I simply cannot afford for this month. Now that I'm well, I shouldn't have any trouble continuing to take care of myself, but without help, I don't know what I'm going to do. I never thought nor imagined I would be here today asking for help. It saddens me because I have always been a person to work and work hard. I left my marriage after 24 years of abuse and started over with nothing . Now I am dealing with the lung disease. Your help would mean a world to me. Thank you for reading.

As of 2019-12-16, 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 2020-01-03, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $545.00 to Southland property Mangement on behalf of this deserving individual.