Funded 12/01/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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My Health Issues Have Temporarily Forced Me Out Of Work. I Need Help Keeping the Lights On Please!

My Story:

I'm a single female adult, and I live on my own. I'm a very independent person and have been making my own way for a while now. I work full-time as a Fraud Claims Specialist for Wells Fargo, and I like my job for the most part because I feel like I'm really helping people who are being taken advantage of.

I'm used to living paycheck to paycheck, often having little to fall back on in terms of savings. However, I have been out of work completely since mid-September after some complications with my health forced me to take time off. Right now, I'm on unpaid medical leave and have exhausted all of my paid time off, so I have fallen behind on some of my bills as a result. I'm really close to losing service on my electricity bill, so I'm requesting help with that payment.

I have to keep my lights on while I recover from my medical issues, but I need help in order to do that. This assistance would also help free up some money to be used towards other bills that I'm behind on currently. I should be returning to work soon, and in the meantime, I have gone ahead and applied for disability benefits to supplement my income a bit more. I know that I can make it through this difficult time to get back to a point of self sufficiency again as long as I can get some short-term assistance. Thank you all for your kindness and for taking the time to read my story.

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.