Paid 11/24/2023
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Thank you so much for your generous help. I am able to take care of my bill and will be able to make changes to lower my bills so that they align with my lower income. I know things are hard for everyone especially with the holidays, so your donations mean so much to me and to everyone else who is able to get the help that they need to make ends meet. I will do my best to pay it forward whenever I can because I know much of a positive impact donations made can have on a persons life and overall well-being.

I Live Alone With Two Senior Dogs. I Lost Work for 2 Months & Now My Phone is Shut Off!

My Story:

I am a single woman with two senior dogs named Hanna and Buddy. I just started a new job at a local University, and I love being back in an academic environment!

I was let go from my old job and was unable to get unemployment. Thankfully, I was able to find other work within a few weeks. However, due to their payroll schedule, it ended up being two months between paychecks. I was fortunate enough to get help with rent for one month from my family, but that was all they could afford. All my other bills had to be put on hold, and I had to prioritize what services I needed in order to get by.

Currently, my cell phone is shut off, and I don't have the means to pay the balance to restore my service this month. I realize that cell service isn't always considered a priority, but I live alone and take public transit. This is making it impossible to stay in contact with work and family when I need to reach someone. I've worked extra hours to try and catch up, but the phone bill is very large.

This assistance would bring my account current which would allow me to start looking for less expensive alternatives. I'm really doing my best to get back on track; my goal is to start adding money to an emergency savings account, but I need a little help, if possible. Everything is really overwhelming right now, but I'm trying hard to stay positive. I know that I'll get back on track if I just keep pushing forward. I've got a job with great benefits now; it's easy to get to and a very positive environment. I'm looking forward to the future, and I will be very thankful for any assistance.

As of 2023-11-24, 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 2023-12-19, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $770.49 to Verizon on behalf of this deserving individual.