Paid 09/13/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeGreetings and best wishes to you. First, I would like to say that no words can express the gratitude and appreciation I feel because I am not the only person struggling at this time or not in a bad of situation as some. Thank you so much for sharing what you have with my son, Malachite and I. I was extremely burdened by stress and worried about a solution. You have help us tremendously. Thanx Sincerely Brad,

I'm a Single Father Struggling to Keep Our Home due to COVID! Please Help.

My Story:

I'm a single father raising my 9-year-old son on my own now. Shortly before the pandemic began, we relocated from California to Tennessee. During the first outbreaks of Covid-19, I began to work the third shift at my job to try to shield my son the best that I can. Then, my company completely shut down for a while, and I've only recently gone back to working full-time there again.

When I was laid-off, it took almost two months for me to start receiving unemployment benefits. I had to borrow money to get by, but even then, I still wasn't able to keep up with our rent and some other small bills. Now that I'm back to work, I've been able to keep up, but I haven't been able to catch up on our rent. I also haven't been able to work my full-time hours consistently because of a lack of childcare, and I'm also not receiving child support from my son's mother either. Without the eviction moratorium to protect us, my son and I will be homeless unless we can find help with catching up on our rent.

I'm humbly seeking assistance with our rent and phone bill as well. I haven't been able to catch up on these two bills because of a lack of hours. Even though I'm working full-time again, we're struggling to get by because we fell behind at the beginning of the pandemic. However, this generous assistance will finally allow us to get back on track with our bills again, and we'll finally be on the other side of this pandemic. For that, I want to thank everyone who helps my son and I keep our phone on and our home, and I promise to do my best to pay it forward.

As of 2021-09-13, 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 2021-09-15, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,148.53 to AT&T Mobility//Ricky Fost, Landlord on behalf of this deserving individual.