Funded 11/20/2021
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you so much for this. This means so much to me, to have an utiliy bill paid especially with everything going on. I want to say from the bottom my heart thank you so much. And thank you for bringing wonderful people to help me along the way.

I'm a Single Father Working Hard for My Son, but I Need Help Before I Fall Short on Our Utilities!

My Story:

I'm a single father with a 13-year-old son at home. He's creative loving, kind, and he really loves space and working on creative projects with his hands. I think he's a really talented and awesome artist, and he takes a lot of pleasure in working on details and in the small things in life. When I'm not working, I spend time with my son watching cartoons and playing outside with him. More than anything else in my life, I just want to do right by my son.

We don't know how or from where we got it, but my son and I contracted COVID a while back. My son got it first and was complaining about having headaches, then sure enough, I contracted it as well and got very sick. I was so sick that I wasn't able to work at all for a while, and I ended up falling behind on some of or bills. In addition to the financial toll COVID has taken on us, we've lost four family members to the pandemic. My son lost his grandmother to the pandemic, and he's been taking it very hard, as have I. He's still suffering a lot of mental stress due to the people we've lost to COVID. We're really struggling right now, and I don't know how we're going to make up the bills that we're past due on, so I'm humbly seeking assistance with our utility bills specifically.

I want to be able to look at my son and tell him that everything is going to be okay, but right now, I'm having a hard time doing that. We're in a really vulnerable and unstable position but getting this help with our overdue bills would put us one step closer towards being on track. Thanks to your generous assistance with our utility bills, I'll be able to look my son in the eyes with confidence and tell him that everything is going to be okay. I know that we'll be able to make it through this short-term crisis with this help, and when we do, I promise to work hard to pay it forward.

As of 2021-11-20, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.