Paid 08/02/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Having received notification of FULL funding of my grant request has been the most welcomed and unexpected news of my year! You all have overwhelmed me with your answer to my call for help, and I am most humbled that you took the time to read and internalize my story, let alone offer me and my fur-babies your resources. It's such a strange and polarized time now, and it is SO easy to become disillusioned with our neighbors. But, we are all more than our signifiers, affiliations and preferences. We are human beings with endless capacity for love, empathy and compassion, and this grant is proof positive. I am deeply grateful, and I'll never cease to be so. Willie, Nina and I thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Sending you love, peace, blessings and prosperity.

My Emergency Savings Have Been Wiped Out & I Need Help with My Rent Before Another Crisis Happens!

My Story:

I'm a single, unmarried dog mom with a senior Boston Terrier at home as well as a new foster dog. Sadly, my senior dog got a nasty GI infection in December and has been in and out of the emergency vet 3 times since then. I used my emergency savings to pay for his treatment, so I don't really have any of that left. I work full-time and even picked up a part-time job to compensate for the vet bills, but I'm still one emergency away from being completely wiped out now.

I'm able to take care of all of my bills month to month with no problems, but if I happen to have another emergency, then I'm not sure I'd be able to keep up with my rent or other bills. For example, if my car broke down or my dog got sick again, then I'm not sure I would be able to make it through a crisis like that. Now that my emergency funds are gone, I want to be proactive about my situation and try to make sure that I'm stable before an emergency comes along instead of waiting to react to one. While my housing situation isn't in the most immediate danger, I'm only an emergency away from potentially losing my home down the line. So, I'm asking for assistance with paying my rent this month because it will allow me to rebuild my emergency fund and to be better prepared for anything that might threaten our home.

Getting this help will ensure that I'm able to remain in my home well into the foreseeable future, and it will allow me to spend as much time as I can caring for my senior dog while also working hard to provide for us. Given his age, our moments together now are extremely precious to me. Thank you for allowing me to cherish those moments as best I can and thank you all for helping me stay stable and safe in my home. I will never forget your compassion and generosity.

As of 2021-08-02, 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 2021-08-05, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,320.00 to Reed Diworkski, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.