Paid 11/13/2021
Temporary Loss of Income

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeToday I opened my email. I saw an update from Modest Needs and my heart melted with emotion. I saw that my request for help had been totally funded! In that moment the weight of the world lifted from me. All my anxiety and worry changed to joy and relief. I can not thank each of you enough for your kindness and generosity! I do not exaggerate when I tell you that your sacrificial giving saved me and my husband from ending up in the streets. God bless each of you for helping us! I am amazed and inspired by your compassion..even to a stranger. Many, many thanks! I'm forever grateful!

After My Husband Was Diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I've Been Unable to Find Work & Need Rent Help.

My Story:

My husband and I have been married for 40 years, and we've had fie children together who are all grown up with families of their own now. We love animals, and in fact, we have two chihuahuas that have been with us for 14 years now and a cat that's been with us for 20! We love spending time with them and with the rest of our family when we get the chance.

Neither my husband nor I are working right now because he retired over a decade ago, and I lost my job to the pandemic. My husband actually ended up getting Covid-19 early last year and had to spend a week in the hospital. Thankfully, he was able to make a full recovery, but this past year has not been easy on his mental and physical health. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in late spring. The diagnosis has been a heartbreaking and harrowing experience for our family, and it nearly overwhelmed me. The Alzheimer's have progressed to mid-stage, so we're still able to communicate normally, at least some of the time. In addition to being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he recently had to spend time in the ICU for a blocked artery. Then finally, just as I was starting to search for work again, I started to have health problems of my own and was unable to keep up with my job search. The medical bills have cut into our ability to take care of our other expenses, and I'm still not working, so we've fallen behind on our rent and are in danger of losing our home.

We don't have any means of paying our rent for this month, and we could lose our home if we fall behind at all. We've been living in a residential hotel since my husband retired because it's all we've been able to afford. Nevertheless, it's our home, and it's the only one we've known for years, so losing it would be devastating. Because they only book month-to-month, there is an added level of precarity involved if we fall behind. With our health issues, I'm terrified that my husband and I wouldn't do very well in a shelter, or worse, on the streets. That's why I'm humbly asking for assistance with our rent, and it's why we would be so grateful and so relieved to receive this generous support. I promise that we will never forget the compassion and generosity that we're shown, and I would like to end this just by saying 'thank you' to everyone who helps us.

As of 2021-11-13, 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 2021-11-18, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,200.00 to Weinan Hotel on behalf of this deserving individual.