|| District Heights, MD || Submitted: 2021-06-08
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
Good evening Everyone, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the out poor of your generosity and support during my time of need. By helping me in my time of need this will help me keep my home and continue to stay safe during this pandemic. The help that you have given me has completely made me a believer in paying it forward even if I don't know that person personally. Sometimes we get love and support from complete strangers before our own families. With the biggest smile on my face and my head held high I would like to say THANK YOU! Peace and blessings to all.
I've Been Furloughed for Over a Year & Need Help Keeping My Home!
I'm 36 years old, and I live on my own. However, I'm the oldest of eight siblings, and I have a lot of family in the area that I love to spend time with. I have two nieces who are 6 and 11 years old that I love to spend time with when I can, and I also love to workout and go to the gym in my free time. Now that the world is slowly opening back up, I really get to spend a lot more time with my family and at the gym doing what I love.
Prior to the pandemic, I had been employed by Marriott International for almost nine years. I worked hard and rose through the ranks to become a Bistro Supervisor with 10 employees under my supervision. When the pandemic began my bistro had to close due to the restrictions and since then, I've been under furlough. It's been over a year now, and I still don't have any indication of when I'll be able to return to work. This situation has caused me to have to rely heavily on food stamps, unemployment benefits, and any other assistance that I can find.
I've barely been able to keep my head above water in terms of paying rent, even after using my stimulus money and tax returns. I've worked hard to try to make things work while I wait to return to work, but I desperately need help with my rent if I'm going to hold onto everything.
I've worked so hard over the years to build a life and a career for myself, and all of that is hanging in the balance right now. It's hard for me to ask for help, but I know what's on the line, and I know how important it is for me to be able to keep my home. I still have faith that I can make it through this, and I have faith that there are kind people out there who are willing to support me through this hardship. I will never forget the people who come together to help me, and I will do my best to pay it forward when I'm able to again. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.
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 2021-07-22, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $809.10 to Verona at District Heights on behalf of this deserving individual.