Paid 02/09/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I would like to thank all of the donors that have helped me get my plumbing paid for. It was such a stressful ordeal for me and I am really grateful to you all from the bottom of my heart. I can now feel the weight off my shoulders. Thank you. Modest Needs has been a great help to me and others that are in need. It is a true blessing to have this option for help. May 2020 be a beautiful safe year for you all.

I'm Single, Elderly, and Live Alone. My Plumbing Failed & if I Pay to Fix It I Won't Be Able to Eat.

My Story:

I am a single 70 yr old man living on social security. I do have a small licensed business where I make things out of old wood that I find, like bird houses & planter boxes. The small amount of money I make from my hobby helps me to pay all of my bills, but as I get older, I can't do this as much as I used to, and it's harder for me to make ends meet. I don't have any money for extras.

In Dec. 2019, the plumbing in my bathroom broke. The shower was leaking and I was catching the water to save it for other things, but it kept getting worse and worse. I took the shower apart and tried to fix the problem myself but I couldn't. but I couldn't fix it. So, I finally called in a plumber to get the problem fixed. I was expecting him to just replace a part or two. Unfortunately, the pipes and fixtures were so old that he had to a cut hole in my shower wall and solder new pipes in so that new shower fixtures could be installed. Then, he had to repair the shower wall. It was a huge amount of very expensive work, on top of the unusually large water bill I received for the time when the shower was leaking.

I just finally got the bill for the plumber's work. It's more than just about all of my monthly expenses combined. I have to pay it, but if I do, I won't be able to pay for anything else. I'll be behind on rent, electric, and water, and I won't have money for things like food and gas. Can you please help me to pay this plumbing bill so that I can continue to take care of myself? It would mean a lot to me. I don't have anyone else to ask for help. Thank you.

As of 2020-02-09, 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 2020-02-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $732.55 to Usher's Plumbing on behalf of this deserving individual.