Paid 01/10/2022
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you for the selfless generosity you displayed during this difficult time for our family. We are grateful for this blessing and fully intend to pay it forward as soon as possible. Modest Needs has reinforced the value of helping others, as we all experience difficult times in our lives at some point or another. This will go a long way in supporting this value we are passing on to the next generation. Thank you is not a strong enough statement. My sincerest wish is for everyone who donated to have the kindness that they have shown us returned tenfold. This has shown us there is still good in this world and we are forever grateful!

We Need Help Keeping Our Water On After Being forced Out of Our Home by a New Landlord!

My Story:

I am a married mother of six children with two still living at home. My 14-year-old son loves engineering and drawing, and my 2-year-old daughter is full of energy and always has a smile for anyone she meets. We also have two furry children who are my daughter's best friends and are the light of her life. I work full-time and my husband stays at home with our children due to a disability.

We earn enough to pay for our basic expenses every month, but we tend to live paycheck to paycheck. We did not have savings set aside when our landlord sold the property that we had been renting for the last eight years. We were contacted by the new owners with a 60-day notice to vacate. While still having to pay monthly rent and utilities, we have no way to save enough for the deposit, rent, and pet deposit for a new residence. We were forced to use everything we had at the end of the final month to move, and we also had to borrow money that I will have to pay back with my next check. Now, we can't afford our current utility bill, and we're even struggling to just put food on the table. With that being said, we're seeking assistance with our water bill so that we can avoid having it shut-off in the middle of winter.

Without water, we'll struggle to remain in our home comfortably because we won't be able to cook, clean, or even bathe. We've faced so much instability over the past few months, and we're working hard to keep our heads above water, but it just feels like one thing after another comes along and keeps us down. Getting this help would finally get us clear of hardship and would keep our heads above water for the foreseeable future. We'll be able to get back on track, and we'll be able to get settled in our new home too thanks to this help. Thank you so much for your generosity and support. My family will never forget this.

As of 2022-01-10, 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 2022-01-12, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $317.77 to KC Water on behalf of this deserving individual.