Paid 09/13/2021
Temporary Loss of Income

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User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI�m beyond grateful to have received to help needed for my family. Covid hit us in a hard way and I know many people may have been affected, I wish I could help them all. The help I received is appreciated by my kids and my family! Paying it forward to next person is a priority. Thanks to all of you who took a part to help.

I Need Help Keeping My Lights on so That My Son Can Stay with Us! Please Help.

My Story:

I'm a married father with three kids, but only my oldest lives with me and my wife full-time. He's going into seventh grade and begins in late August. He's a great kid, and I'm really proud to be his father. I'm proud of all of my children, even if I don't always get to see my youngest two as often as I would like. Whenever my wife and I have free time, we like to spend it together as a family, and we love taking the kids to the park and the pool to have fun.

I work full-time at a truck assembly plant, and my wife was also working a good job before the pandemic. Covid-19 has knocked us down, and it's been really difficult to get back up again. In fact, I ended up catching the virus and was out of work for two weeks because of it. Then, my wife caught it too and was out of work for two weeks as well. Meanwhile, her job informed her that they couldn't hold her position and she was let go of. We've been in a financial bind since then and are having a tough time making it through the pandemic. I've gone back to work, but my salary alone isn't enough to cover all of our bills, and we've burned through the small savings we have been able to build up. We're having trouble covering all of our bills, but right now, I'm really concerned that we're going to have our power shut-off if I can't catch up on our electricity bill soon.

I'm doing my best to juggle all of our bills, but I really can't take care of our electric bill on just my salary, and I need help. My son won't be able to stay with us anymore if we can't keep the lights on, and he's going through a lot with his biological mother right now and can't go back to her home. This is the only place he can call home right now, so it's devastating to be in such a precarious position where I know I could lose custody of him if our lights are shut-off. My wife is going back to work soon, and we would be so grateful for this assistance because it will allow us to keep custody of my son, and it will keep my family out of harm's way while we work to rebuild after this pandemic.

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 $357.00 to Duke Energy on behalf of this deserving individual.