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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Veteran

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I'm a Veteran Living on a Fixed Income, & I Need Help Repairing My Only Vehicle Please!

My Story:

I'm a retired veteran, and I live alone in low-income housing and live month-to-month on my social security. I don't have much room to handle any unexpected expenses, due to living on a fixed income. So when my van broke down, I knew I was going to be in for hard times financially. I live in a rural part of a small state, Vermont, and without my van I will lose my independence as there are no public transportation options. Even though the bill was less than I feared, I still am not able to cover this expense.

The repairs are relatively straightforward, but they're also serious. My van is leaking in three different places, and my housing won't allow me to keep the vehicle on the property as a result. Even if I could keep it on the property, it's not drivable in its current state. I'm asking for help with these repairs because I can't afford them while living on a fixed income, and I need my van to be able to keep up with my doctor's appointments, to see my family, and to do day-to-day things as simple as going to the grocery store. With this generous assistance, I'll be able to get my van fixed so that I can continue to live independently. I would be so grateful to everyone who gets me out of this short-term hardship, and I will do my best to find some way to pay your generosity forward in the future. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and or taking the time to consider me for this assistance.

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