Paid 11/28/2023
Death in Family
Imminent Loss of Housing
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

You all are amazing! We want to express our deepest gratitude for your incredible generosity. Your support means so much to us during this challenging time. It has not only alleviated a significant burden for us but also helped to maintain our hope and belief in the kindness of others. Once again, thank you for your kindness, and support, and for making a difference in our lives. May God bless you all!! Jerri and Billy

My Son Passed Away on My Birthday. After We Paid for His Funeral, We Couldn't Pay Our Mortgage!

My Story:

My husband and I are empty-nesters. He's a retired truck driver, and I work part-time teaching basic life skills to special-needs adults. We have six children between us.

One of my sons passed away on December 31, 2022 which was my birthday. My husband and I are still struggling with my son's death both emotionally and financially. Apparently, he didn't have any life insurance, and paying for his funeral wiped out what little savings we had.

Then, this summer, I missed a whole month of work due to my school not offering summer classes. I normally teach all summer long. We only get paid once a month as it is, and losing that month of income that just made things that much harder harder. Now, we need to have a truck repair and it's made our financial situation even worse. It's scary and stressful, and I lose sleep over feeling like we're on the brink of a real disaster.

Thanks to these events, we're now in a no-win situation. We need to pay our mortgage to keep our home, but we can't pay our mortgage if my husband can't get to work, and he can't get to work if we don't fix his truck. We just don't have the money to do pay for both of these bills, but if we don't find a way to pay them both, we're going to lose our home.

That's why I'm really hoping Modest Needs can help us to pay just one mortgage payment so that we can afford to fix our truck. That help would basically put an end to the year-long financial nightmare that began with the death of my son, put us back on track, and allow us to heal emotionally without the threat of hoemlessness looming over our head. Thank you for thinking of us and helping if you can.

As of 2023-11-28, 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 2023-12-11, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,227.50 to SECU on behalf of this deserving individual.