Paid 06/18/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI can't begin to say how grateful I am that you decided to help me. It's difficult to convey just how helpless I've felt over the past months, not knowing if I would be able to change my current situation. For a long time I thought I had to do everything myself, and there was too much shame around asking for help. Who would want to help me? The fact that you have chosen to help me has not only changed my financial situation, but more importantly it has changed my mental health and my views on just how thoughtful and giving people can be. I hope you know just how influential your donation has been. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your decision to help me. I'm sending you a big hug, Elizabeth

Unexpected Car Repairs: Need Auto Loan Help

My Story:

I am a single woman living with my four dogs and one cat.

I earn just enough to pay for my basic expenses every month, but I've been living paycheck to paycheck ever since I became underemployed two years ago. I had no savings set aside when my car suddenly broke down without warning two weeks ago. This is my transportation to and from work, and I still owe money on the auto loan. I had to pay for a new battery and alternator, and the parts and labor costs have further strained my limited finances. I need Modest Needs' help to pay for my auto loan payment. I was unable to make this payment after paying for the car repairs, and I am now forced to choose between paying for my auto loan and paying for my other bills (groceries, utilities, etc).

This funding will bring my loan current again, and restore a sense of stability to my daily life. I will be moving soon to a lower cost rental, and will then be able to re-build my emergency savings so that I can prevent this situation from happening again the future. Your help would make a long-lasting impact on my mental health, as I tend to feel helpless at times in this current economic landscape. Thank you.

As of 2020-06-18, 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 2020-06-30, Modest Needs sent payment via Credit / Debit Card in the amount of $790.78 to Verizon on behalf of this deserving individual.