Paid 07/13/2021
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeIt has been said that the kindness of strangers will mean more to a person in need than that from a dear friend or close loved family member. Well, if it hasn't been said, then attribute that adage to me! For it is true, as is the case here, where your generosity at providing this relief to me, at a time of utter despair, at a time when I felt as though I had reached the dregs of society and the bottom had fallen out beyond any repair, is the life vest I acutely needed to gather my strength and stamina to swim to safe shore. This donation is felt in my heart, the kindness coursing through my veins, tantalizing my nerve endings with life, hope, and love again. And yes, as I write this, I am getting tears in my eyes, because as hackneyed as it sounds, I am so thankful and touched, I can feel the love pulsating through my very life force! No matter how little you have thought about your donation, know that it does matter, and it IS felt, and you are like angels giving a sense of dignity to those that feel helpless. I can think of no other better use of our collective humanity. And, now I must pay it forward somehow, as this kindness can only truly be self-actualized once one's life force pays it forward, giving their kindness and generosity to others in more need. And so, my journey goes on, to help those in a darker place than I, and to hope they will transcend their gloom and doom to a joyful life of love! Stay Blessed and Kind, my Fellow Earthlings, for all we have is Each Other, Monal

COVID Has Taken a Toll on My Business & I Need Help Keeping My Home as a Result!

My Story:

I'm a single man, and I live on my own in Washington DC in a small studio apartment. I work as a contractor, often working government contracts. As a small business, it's been hard to navigate all of the changes that have had to be made in regard to the work that I do. Everything has moved to remote work, and before that, I had to close the business for a while. It's been a struggle to get through the pandemic, but now that we're close to the other side, I just want to make it out and survive.

As a result of my business being closed for several months, as well as having to reorient everything to be online, I've fallen behind on a few of my bills and need help. I'm behind on my rent currently, and I'm worried that I could lose my home when the eviction ban is lifted, and if that happens, I'll have to permanently close my business. I'm humbly asking for help with my rent so that I can survive this pandemic.

Short-term, this help would keep me from losing my home. Long term, this would give me a sense of hope and self-reliance that would give me the confidence I need to make it through to the other side. I've felt the toll of this pandemic emotionally as well. Last year, I lost 3 family members. First, my paternal uncle to Covid-19 in June. Then, my favorite cousin, who was like my big sister, in July, and finally, my maternal aunt in November. They did not make it through this nightmare, so I want to do my best to honor their memory by not only making it through this pandemic, but by thriving in its wake. Your generosity and kindness would allow me to do that, and I would be eternally grateful for your assistance.

As of 2021-07-13, 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 2021-07-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $2,176.00 to The Statesman on behalf of this deserving individual.