Paid 01/03/2023
Temporary Loss of Income
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Medical Emergency

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you so much for helping me during my time of need! The help that you provided is helping to take a huge and stressful burden off of me and my households shoulders! I won�t have to worry about whether my lights and gas will be on or off once I come home from work, and I will be able to refocus my attention to keeping my household in order so that nothing falls behind again. I�m sincerely appreciative for your help and may good fortune continually come your way!

I Was Put on Unpaid Leave Due to a Medical Issue, & I Need Help Catching Up on My Utilities!

My Story:

I'm 28 years old, and I live on my own. I work very hard to support myself, and I work in shipbuilding at one of the yards nearby. The work can be exhausting, but it keeps a roof over my head, and there's something very fulfilling about seeing the finished product leave the yard, so I enjoy that part of it.

While I normally earn enough to keep up with all of my bills, I'm struggling to cover after a series of unexpected hardships. Before June of this year, I was living with a friend of mine, and they were splitting the rent with me. I had no problem covering my bills during that arrangement, but one day, they just decided to up and leave. Now, I'm stuck covering all of the bills on my own, and until recently, I was able to manage that for the most part, but now I can't. Currently, I'm out of work due to a medical issue that I've been dealing with. I have a skin condition that doesn't allow me to shave my face, and my department and supervisor don't allow us to have long beards. So, I requested a transfer to a different department, but instead of transferring me, my supervisor put me on unpaid leave. For months, I went without pay while I waited to be transferred. It was a nightmare, and I narrowly avoided losing my home, but I've fallen behind on my utility bills, and I haven't been able to catch up.

I'm very humbly asking for help with my electric bill and my gas bill, as both are behind, and I'm facing shutoffs to both in the middle of winter. If I can get caught up on these two bills, it'll get me clear of the setback I faced with work, and I'll be able to keep moving forward from there. For that, I would be deeply grateful, and I will definitely do the best that I can to pay this act of kindness forward to someone else who is struggling like I am now.

As of 2023-01-03, 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 2023-01-10, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $920.95 to Columbia Gas//Dominion Energy Virginia on behalf of this deserving individual.