|| Chicago, IL || Submitted: 2020-06-27
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I'm a Furloughed, Single Mom Who Needs Help with Rent Before We're Evicted!
I am a single mother to my 7-year-old daughter. My daughter is a student in the first grade, and she has needed my support to ensure that she completes this virtual school year successfully. Therefore, I have spent a lot of time at home with her during this pandemic.
I was furloughed from my position at Mt. Sinai Hospital due to cancellations of outpatient appointments in an effort to prevent the Covid-19 virus from spreading. I have been unemployed since March and have been unable to collect unemployment benefits due to a past over-payment owed to the state. Recently, I received a letter from the USDA indicating that my food stamp case would be cancelled, resulting from an error on their part. I'm now without any income at all, and no prospects of returning to work any time soon. I now need help paying my rent for this month.
Assistance with paying my rent will ensure my daughter and I have stable housing for a while longer, and it will allow for me to use any other funds I can gather on utilities and car maintenance expenses. I will need a reliable vehicle should I be called back to work or even to a new job in the meantime. This has been a difficult time for me and my daughter, but I know that we can make it through with just a little help. Thank you so much for your understanding and compassion.
As of 2020-12-01, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.