Paid 06/03/2021
COVID-19 Essential Worker
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 sizeThere are not enough words, hugs, or measures of gratitude I can extend to tell you thank you for all you have done to help my family! Your effortless donation has helped alleviate a lot of stress to move forward with summer. It is people like you who help make the world a better place. You have also inspired me to help others in need like myself! I will always be appreciative of people like you helping! Thank you again!

I'm Working Graveyard Shifts While Caring for 3 Children & Need Help To Make It Through the Summer!

My Story:

I'm a single mother with three beautiful children at home. My oldest is the sweetest 8-year-old you would ever meet, and he loves to help me around the house. My second oldest son is tender-hearted but tough and loves everything boy. My only daughter is curious, brave, and overall, just loves to be a part of the family. I've been blessed with a wonderful family and with a great job too! In 2018, I began working as a fire department dispatcher, and even though it can be a tough job, I really love what I do. I feel so blessed to be able to do something I love while also being able to provide for my children.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, affordable childcare has been really tough to come by, and I'm really having a hard time trying to take care of three young children on my own while also working graveyard shifts. I haven't been able to pick up as many hours as a result, and I'm really struggling to keep up with all of our bills. My children will continue to be home through the summer, and while I'm behind on my bills, I still won't be able to afford childcare. I have to find a way to hold on through the summer, and I really need help.

That's why I'm humbly asking for help with our electric bill specifically. We're a few months behind, and I'm worried that we could be facing a shut-off soon. It gets hot where we live, and without A/C, I don't know how we'll be able to remain in our home. On top of keeping our power on, this assistance would allow me to put some more income away to keep us going through the summer until my kids can get back to school and daycare. In short, we'll be able to keep going and keep fighting. I appreciate any help given to me and my family in advance, and I want to thank everyone who even just takes the time to read and consider our story.

As of 2021-06-03, 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 2021-06-10, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $879.15 to SDG&E on behalf of this deserving individual.