Paid 11/09/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

My family and I are beyond grateful to receive the assistance we applied for. My heart is beyond full with gratitude to all those that have made a contribution so that I can finally pay my MSD bill to get it back in good standing. I received the best birthday gift yesterday by receiving the great news that my request has been fully funded. I can't thank you all enough for what you have done for my family and I. Thanks Modest Needs for making all of this possible for myself and others alike, you are truly a blessing!

A Water Bill Is Threatening Our Housing & We Need Help Please!

My Story:

I am a single, divorced mom of two beautiful kids. I have a daughter and a son who is non-verbal and autistic. We live with our two adorable cats who my kids absolutely love. My mother was living with us until she lost her battle with Covid-19 in January of this year. Losing her has been very hard on my family, and we miss her every single day.

I work full-time as a secretary, but my family still lives paycheck to paycheck. We really struggle to make ends meet as it is, but my car recently broke down and needed repairs which has caused us to struggle even more. We really didn't have much saved for emergencies when my car broke down, so in order to pay for the repairs, I had to take the money that we usually put towards our utilities and use that on repairing our car. I need my car to get to and from work and to get my son to and from his therapy appointments, so I had no choice but to get our car fixed as quickly as possible. As a result of this, I've been stuck in a difficult situation financially, and I haven't been able to keep up with our water and sewage bills and need help if we're going to be able to avoid a shut-off.

We've actually fallen behind on our water and sewage bill to the point where we've had a lien placed on the property that we rent, and it could even lead to us being evicted. We've been allowed some time to seek assistance from our landlord, but we need help urgently if we're going to make it out of this situation without losing everything. Getting this help would put us back in good standing with our landlord, and it would get us completely caught up on all of our bills again as well. We would feel very grateful to all of the people who lend us a hand with this bill and who help us keep our home. Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

As of 2021-11-09, 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 $770.02 to Metropolitan St Loius Sewer District on behalf of this deserving individual.