Paid 02/01/2021
Temporary Loss of Income

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI want to let you all know how much this means to me and To my family! We have felt so down and out during this pandemic . First with remote learning and the new normal. My husband being laid off. Times are tough for everyone. I do believe in faith and taking life one day at a time! I pray for a better and kinder world.. again thank you so much for helping us and making the world a better place for my kids and the future! I always say to be kinder than necessary because you never know what someone is going through... thank you donors for your help... xoxo momma Serrano

My Husband Was Laid-off After Working Hard for 15 Years. We Need Help with a Water Bill

My Story:

I'm a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful children. My two boys are 14 and 8 years old, and they're amazing children who I'm incredibly proud of. One of them suffers from chronic lung disease and heart issues, and the other one is autistic and has autoimmune hepatitis and juvenile arthritis as well. Caring for them can be difficult, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world because they're truly amazing children. Our daughter is 5 years old and is a total sweetheart who loves her older brothers so much. We all enjoy spending time together outdoors fishing, swimming, and walking. My husband has worked hard at his job for 15 years in order to provide for us.

However, when the pandemic began, he was laid-off from his job of 15 years. With both of us out of work, it's been difficult to get by. We've managed to keep our heads above water thanks to the savings we've built up over the years. However, we're down to picking and choosing what bills we can and can't pay, so our water bill is three months behind. We're protected from shut offs right now, but that won't be the case for much longer, and we don't have anyway of catching up in time to avoid that.

This would do so much to help us get current again. I'm hoping that with things reopening again, my husband will be able to get back to work soon and will start bringing in enough for us to get by again. I'm doing my best to hide our financial situation from our children, but it's really hard lately. I don't want them to know that we're struggling, so this help would be huge for their sake as well. Thank you all for taking the time to understand our story and for your generous help in advance.

As of 2021-02-01, 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 2021-02-02, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $499.75 to Middlesex Water Company on behalf of this deserving individual.