|| Las Vegas, NV || Submitted: 2021-07-15
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
From the bottom of my heart, I couldn't be more grateful to the donors who could help me out in such a troubling time. It has been a tough journey but it just got a little bit easier with the help from all of you and I hope everyone knows that you are a great person and I am forever thankful.
I'm a Self-Supporting Teenager Who Needs Help with an Electric Bill After Being Homeless!
I am a 19-year-old, Vegas-born, boy who has been supporting myself for the past two years. I am currently a shift manager at McDonald's whom I've worked for over two years, and I even earned myself the 'Manager of the Quarter' award. My one true hobby is Mixed Martial Arts, and I have been training a little over 3 years and truly find happiness when I can train.
I was kicked out of my house at 18 years old during March of 2020 when the pandemic first started, and I was homeless until August of the same year when I was able to find an apartment by myself. I had thousands of dollars saved from working the day I turned 16 although due to the expenses that came from being homeless, as well as move-in costs, furniture, etc. my savings were drained. I was able to keep up with bills by working three jobs, but one of them was seasonal and the other required me to have my car which has slowly stopped working. For the past year, I have done my best to keep up with the thousands of dollars I owe in bills every month and was too prideful to ask for help before it was too late. Now, I've fallen behind and need help catching up again.
I'm a month behind on my electric bill, and I need help in order to avoid a shut-off. All of my bills, including my rent, are backed up right now, and I need some relief if I'm going to make I through this situation. I am starting another job and will have enough income to support myself, but I cannot pay the existing bills I currently have without facing consequences. I've never had an easy time asking for help, but I know that I need this assistance if I'm going to avoid losing my power or even my home. I've fought hard to support myself and will continue to do so no matter what. Thank you for taking the time to consider my story.
As of 2021-08-01, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.