Paid 03/16/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I don't know how to express my gratitude to those who selflessly gave to us. These last few months have been rocky and very scary. Honestly, I was not sure how we were going to make it. I felt like my world was crashing around me. I lost a cousin and an aunt. My father was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm. He is still going through follow up appointments and the future is not clear. What is clear is that it is one more thing! This series of unfortunate events could not have been prepared for. I had very little saved. My son moving out was not the financial blessing I had hoped for - he needs more help living on his own than I was prepared for. With the travel for funerals and unexpected costs, like my son's insurance and phone bills, and a broken windshield, I was in a bad place. This is amazing. A huge weight has been lifted. I am especially thankful now that schools have been closed due to the corona virus and I am out of work. Thank you so very much. xoxox

Teacher and Mother Needs Your Help After Many Multiple Unexpected Bills

My Story:

I am a public high school teacher. I live in my district along with my teenage son, who has bipolar disorder. I have another son who moved out in August. He is struggling more than I am. I just cannot catch a break.

This has been a terrible end to the year. My 21 year old son moved out, which should be a good thing, but as anyone knows you need help when you first start out. My young cousin became a victim of heroin in October, just after his 28th birthday. I had to travel to New Jersey for his funeral. On Thanksgiving, a rock hit my windshield. My deductible is $1000, so that $400+ had to come out of my pocket. I am now even further behind than I was. Yesterday, one of my students was murdered. I am an emotional mess. I do not have additional time to work another job. On top of all of this, my father just spent the day in the ER> He has an aortic aneurysm that requires surgery and 2 nodes on one of his lungs. His sister passed away at Christmas. He lives in NC and is the only father my children have ever had. We can not afford to visit him. I really need your help with my phone bill.

I am really scared that I am not going to make it. If I get some help, I won't have to choose between rent or Geico and BGE. I can then pay those bills and catch up. My boys know that gifts are not an option this year for Christmas, but having a home would be present enough. My younger son starts a new part time job towards the end of this month. I finished a grad class this week, so I can try to find a part time job as well. We will be good once we get over this hump.

As of 2020-03-16, 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 2020-04-05, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $735.93 to Verizon on behalf of this deserving individual.