Paid 01/13/2022
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThrough your gracious generosity, you have guaranteed a roof over our heads. Thanks to your donation, rent is covered and I can catch up financially. I was so afraid, unable to sleep thinking my kids and I might become homeless. The troubles that would have spiraled out from not making rent will never be. Now I can sleep. Now I can rebuild. This great gift gave us the chance we needed, and we will not waste it. You truly came through for my family when we needed help most. For this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Never forget that you selflessly saved a family from becoming homeless, and gave them hope for the future.

Due to a Mix Up, I Had a Gap in Employment & Need Help Keeping Our Home Please!

My Story:

I'm a single father raising three wonderful children on my own. I have two girls, ages 15 and 8 years old, and a son who is 13 years old. My oldest is an artist, and she loves to watch scary movies with me. My only son has a healthy obsession with history, and he's always jumping from topic to topic and reading about whatever grabs his interest at the time. My youngest has more energy than all of us combined, and she loves fashion. My three kids mean everything to me, and I work hard to provide for them and to be the best father I can be.

I left my job at a private company to do contract work for the city. The pay is the same but it's a lot less stressful. However, the day I was supposed to start at the city, the background check I had to have hadn't begun yet because the person who does it was on holiday. So, I had a three week gap between my last day at the previous job and the first day of the new job. Due to that unexpected gap in employment, I'm in danger of falling behind on our rent for this coming month, and there's nothing to keep us from being evicted if that happens. On top of that, I'll incur late fees, and it could take me months to catch up on my own. Mainly, I'm worried about becoming homeless with my three young children, so I'm very humbly seeking assistance with our rent for this month.

Getting this assistance would instantly get us back on track with all of our bills, and we could put this short-term hardship completely behind us. If we're able to keep our home and put this hardship behind us, I promise that we will never forget the assistance that we receive and that I will personally do my best to pay it forward to a family who are facing what we're facing now. I know how meaningful this assistance would be to us, so I want to pass that forward. Thank you all in advance for the kindness and compassion you've shown us.

As of 2022-01-13, 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 2022-01-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,193.10 to Harpeth Trace Apartments on behalf of this deserving individual.