Paid 07/12/2021
Imminent Loss of Utilities
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 sizeI would like to send thanks to all that have helped me reach my goal to pay my electricity bill. This is a true blessing and means so much to me. Temps are so high here and with the help of food banks I have food, but with your help - all food won't go to waste because of my power will not get shut off. I love you all and may god bless you and your family.

COVID Forced Me to Take a Leave of Absence, & I Need Help Paying an Electric Bill Please!

My Story:

I'm a single parent working a full-time job at a dental insurance company in order to make ends meet for my daughter and I. My daughter just recently finished college, and she's decided to stay in Ohio to find a job. I'm incredibly proud of her for staying in school through this pandemic and for getting her degree. For me, the pandemic has been very difficult to manage, and I have suffered from feelings of anxiety and deep depression. These have both been so debilitating that I've had to take a short-term leave of absence from my job.

This short-term leave of absence has put me in a high-pressure situation financially speaking, and I won't be able to relieve that pressure until I can get back to work in a few weeks. While I'm thankful to still be collecting a paycheck during my time off, the amount I'm getting is significantly less than what I get when I'm working full-time. As a result, I'm having trouble keeping up with some of my monthly bills. Mainly, I'm worried about my rent, but if I can get help with another bill, then I should be able to keep my home until I can get back to work and back on track. So, I'm humbly asking for assistance with my electric bill for this month.

This help would get me through the month without losing my home or my electricity, and I'll be able to return to my job and to a point of stability again. Thankfully, I still have my job and a return to work date, so with this short-term assistance, I'll be able to make it through this much-needed leave of absence without losing everything I've worked so hard for throughout my life. My daughter will also be able to continue to pursue her dreams without worrying about me and my financial situation. For both of those reasons, I would be extremely appreciative of this help and would like to thank everyone who lends me a hand with this electric bill.

As of 2021-07-12, 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 $220.52 to Pepco on behalf of this deserving individual.