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ALL GIFTS MATCHED to $75K! Help Low-Income Workers Left Homeless by Hurricane Ida

My Story:

Today, Modest Needs is launching a new grant program designed to help the hard-working people who lost their homes to Hurricane Ida, or who have opened their homes to the temporarily homeless.

Through our Hurricane Ida Relief program - a reimagining of our *extraordinarily* successful Hurricane Katrina grant program - we'll be offering carefully targeted assistance with such expenses as the cost of insurance deductibles and temporary housing to those who've been left homeless by the storm but are unlikely to qualify for the kinds of short- and long-term federal assistance that will be available to the area's lowest-income residents.

Additionally, through this same program, we'll be offering special grants to the thousands of selfless persons who've opened their homes to friends and family members who'd otherwise have nowhere else go to while they work to rebuild their homes and lives. These grants will help such persons to afford the kinds of increased cost of food, transportation, and utilities one might expect when a household of two suddenly becomes a household of ten.

Today, in support of these CRITICAL programs, we'd like to ask if you would PLEASE consider making a special, one-time contribution to our Hurricane Ida relief fund. Your tax-deductible contribution TODAY will make it possible for us to begin issuing grants under this program within just DAYS. And best of all, thanks to a VERY generous grant from a long-term donor to Modest Needs, any contribution you make towards this program will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $75,000.00!!

Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity, and willingness to help those whom Hurricane Ida has left homeless through the most difficult period of their lives. Without you, this work would not be possible.

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$75,000.00  is the total cost to complete this application, including the cost of fulfillment.
$12,045.00  has already been given to Modest Needs by donors who've recommended this application for funding.
$62,955.00  is the amount necessary to complete this applicant's request for help.


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