Funded 01/15/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Death in Family

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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Testimonial

This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you to the donors of Modest Needs Foundation. This has been a huge blessing to me and my son. This has taken a huge burden off my shoulders. My thank you cannot express how grateful I am.



Two Months Ago I Lost My Fiance to Cancer. We're Still Catching Up & Are About to be Evicted.

My Story:

I am a single mom living with my son. He is a great student, a sophomore who plays Varsity football. My son is very athletic and intelligent. I'm very proud of him & try to be the best mom I can be for him. I'm an insurance producer for an insurance agency, and until recently, I was engaged & looking forward to my wedding.

For the past couple of years, my son & I have been living with my fiance as he and I prepared to get married and start our a new life 'officially' together. Then, last year, my fiance was diagnosed with leukemia. My fiance fought as hard as he could, but there are some fights you just can't win, and two months ago, my fiance lost his fight with cancer.

My son and I have spent the last two months trying to come to terms with the person I thought of as my partner for life, and man my son saw as his father. Its been a truly horrible time, and I've struggled to keep both myself and the household together for the sake of my son, who has taken this loss especially hard. I don't want him to worry about anything else during this time, but the truth is, because my fiance and I shared bills, we've been behind on nearly every bill since my fiance passed away. I've gotten everything caught up except for our rent, and just today, I got a notice from my landlord. We have to paid in full by the 14th of next month or he'll file for eviction.

We've been through so much over the past few months, and I don't know how either I or my son would cope with suddenly becoming homeless on top of everything else. I've called other agencies but nobody has any funding available. I'd never heard of Modest Needs until one of the other charities I went to recommended you, but I' hopeful that this is the miracle I've been searching for. I've gotten a second job and the part time work has stabilized our expenses while I look for a permanent solution to the loss of my fiance's share of the household income. In the meantime, if you could please help us catch up on our rent, we would be forever grateful. Thank you.


As of 2020-01-15, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.