|| Tulsa, OK || Submitted: 2023-08-26
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I am beyond thankful for this grant, thank you for your consideration and empathy towards this sensitive subject matter. I have been extremely worried and have felt like a failure because I was unable to pay my rent and keep a roof over my child�s head. I have gone through a lot in the past several months and have been in a very dark mental space because of everything that happened. I was feeling anger towards my former employer and the father of the baby I miscarried. This has put my mind at ease but more importantly it has helped me see that just because these things happened to me does not mean that there aren�t still good people in the world. I have been so stressed out, this will not fix everything, but it gives me hope towards the future. Thank you again so very much for anything that you contributed to my account, if there was any way for me to repay you I would. Your generosity has changed me and made me want to help others once I get back on my feet. Thank you for your support and selflessness. I have a way better chance of being able to stay in my home my home that have worked so hard for. This means so much to me and my son...
My Boss Asked Me To Get an Abortion Then Fired Me Once I Had a Miscarriage. Now I Can't Pay Rent!
I am a single mother of a 4-year-old boy. My 4-year-old has social anxiety and is such a momma's boy. He likes to sing, dance, laugh, and play with his cat, Stink. I worked for an appliance repair company called Factory Appliance Service (FAS). I was a processor and did 3rd party estimates, billing, and AR.
I live paycheck to paycheck to afford my bills, but I have never been late on my rent or utilities until the most recent months. My son and I used to share a room at my grandparents' house, but we moved out into our own house around this time last year. I found out that I was pregnant, and my employer asked me if I was considering an abortion. I felt extremely uncomfortable after he asked me that question. I started feeling very sick, so I went to the doctor, and I was advised to stay home from May 11th until the 29th or until I started feeling better. I provided my employer with this note. I still ended up going to work during this time, and I just took off as needed. Then, my son got sick also which caused me to have to take off more. I went back to the doctor for an ultrasound and the pregnancy was diagnosed as a failed pregnancy. I informed my employer that I would be having a miscarriage and provided a written request off from work, but it was not granted. Then, while at work, the miscarriage started. I bled through my pants onto the floor and was humiliated. I stayed home from work a couple days to recover from the miscarriage, but my boss treated me so much differently afterward. He was on vacation, but once he got back, he fired me.
I started a new job, but I had to use all my savings while I was unemployed to stay afloat for my son and I. I have no money left and tons of bills to pay. I could not pay my rent on time, and now it is higher because of fees. I am worried that I am going to be evicted and lose the house that I worked so hard to make into a home. Everything is past due, and I am doing my best to put all the pieces back together. If I cannot pay my rent, I will be evicted and have nowhere to live.
This one-time assistance would make me feel so blessed and help me keep my home while I get started at my new job. I just need a little help to get everything back on track. I feel that I have not been there for my son as I used to be. I am so busy putting my life back together that there is no time to be a mom. It makes me feel like a failure of a mother for allowing me and my son to get into this position. It was unlike me to miss a lot of work. I felt like I was discriminated against because I had a miscarriage, so I have been very depressed and anxious. This kindness would allow me more quality time with my son and to focus on my mental health while keeping a roof over our heads.
As of 2023-09-15, 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 2023-09-21, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,020.00 to Bricker & Associates Inc on behalf of this deserving individual.