Paid 09/10/2022
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the compassion, care, and generosity you each have shown. Without your contributions, I fear that a crisis situation would have been certain and unavoidable but, instead, it has been successfully averted. I have every single one of you to thank for that. Your support during this difficult period is deeply meaningful. I am surprised, tearful, emotionally-stricken, and very humbled all at the same time that you each have leaned in and saw enough value and potential in me to warrant your making this grant possible. Your contributions and helpfulness are very impactful and will undoubtedly make a huge difference, not only in my life, but the lives of those who are reliant on me personally and professionally. What you have done with this kind gesture is transformative. You have helped fulfill and maintain one of my most fundamental needs. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to paying your kindness forward and cannot wait to make a like charitable contribution to assist someone else who may have fallen on difficult times too. I am highly appreciative, enthused, and more motivated than ever to reciprocate the selfless love offerings you each have given. I am grateful to the Modest Needs organization, and its donors for making this wonderful deed possible through your collective efforts. You each have my highest adoration as you have taught me to remain faithful and diligent while restoring my confidence and belief in the goodness of humanity. Again, I beg you to please allow me to lavish you with all the compliments and high praise possible, and I ask that you each personally accept this resounding THANK YOU for all you have done and for all you have given!

I'm Afraid My Vehicle is Going to Be Repossessed After I Missed Work Due to Injury!

My Story:

I am an independent, middle-aged woman living on my own and working as a flight crewmember for a major airline. To supplement my income going forward and to help homebuyers and sellers in my community, I have recently taken and passed the Maryland Real Estate Licensing Exam and am looking for a brokerage firm to call home. I recently reignited a passion I have for background acting and gig work, and I have become eligible to join the SAG-AFTRA union.

My hardship began when I was furloughed for much of 2020 and 2021 during the height of the COVID pandemic. During that time, I didn't collect any unemployment either. I returned to work only to be injured-on-duty in late February 2022 due to a horrific fall. Fortunately, I have been released to return to the friendly skies as of July 2022; however, due to administrative limitations, I will not receive any workers compensation benefits or my conventional wages until at least the end of this month, which has caused an enormous disruption to my ability to pay my bills from my rent to my car note.

So far, I've been able to just barely manage my rent, and I'm really struggling with my car payment. I'm humbly asking for help with my car payment in order to avoid having it repossessed. Without reliable transportation, I will be unable to work, and, in turn, I will be unable to pay for basic necessities such as food and rent. On the other hand, being granted this assistance will have a tremendously positive effect on my financial situation going forward. Regaining a sense of personal financial independence and bringing my car note current will reflect positively on my credit report, and it will be imperative for me to have reliable transportation to get to work and to also fulfill my commitment to clients once my real estate license is fully paid for and active. So many of my short-term and long-term professional goals are hinged on me having reliable transportation, so I would be very appreciative of this assistance I receive with my car note.

As of 2022-09-10, 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 2022-09-20, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $333.55 to AFFCU on behalf of this deserving individual.