Paid 12/30/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for allowing this great gift to come my way. I am in recovery physically and financially. This will allow me to get this huge bill in control much sooner and I will be able to continue my independence. It is very stressful trying to coordinate what is needed because I am transitioning into retirement, but still have very specific financial, health, and spiritual goals. This grant will enable me to do these things in a manner which is timely and very much needed. I really thought it would take longer, but I am so pleased!!!!!!!!I am deeply humbled by the foundation's generosity !!!!

Leaks Have Caused my Water Bill to Skyrocket, & I Need Help Please!

My Story:

I am a senior aged 64 living alone on disability. I have been productive in my lifetime, but due to health issues in recent years, I have been forced to stop work before I had originally planned. Living on a fixed income makes it difficult to deal with unexpected expenses. So, when it was revealed to me that my pipes had burst and that my utility bill was going to be exceptionally high as a result, I started to worry about my financial situation.

My water bill has never been like this before, and it's normally easy for me to manage. However, due to the pipes under my home being difficult to reach, the water leaks underneath went unnoticed for a while. They have suddenly gotten worse and have caused my water bill to spiral out of control. If I could work, I would try to find a job in order to cover the costs, but I'm on disability and can't work. Having to rely on a fixed income has been difficult for me, and I take a lot of pride in being independent; however, I know that if I'm going to make it through this situation without having my water turned off, then I'm going to need help.

So, I'm very humbly seeking assistance with my water bill. Losing my water service would make my home unlivable, and that would put me in an even more desperate situation financially. I have worked hard to maintain my independence and am trying to move back in the right direction in terms of my health so that I might even be able to work again. In order for me to maintain both good mental and physical health, I must stay as independent as possible and have a realistic financial plan of action. That's why I would be so grateful to receive this assistance, as it would put me back on track financially while also allowing me to keep my home and water on. Thank you all in advance for this assistance with my water bill, and I promise to pay your generosity and kindness forward to another individual or family in need when I'm able.

As of 2021-12-30, 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 2022-01-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $2,500.00 to Memphis Gas & Water Division on behalf of this deserving individual.