Paid 03/22/2024
Military Family
Imminent Loss of Utilities
Military Veteran

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeThank you, thank you, THANK YOU! My husband and I reached out to many, many local sevices for help and as of now all of you at Modest Needs are the only ones that have helped! I will forever be grateful and hope that some day I can return the favor to help someone else struggling feel the amount of joy and appreciation that I feel right now! We are so fortunate to have found this place and I cannot express enough my gratitude for everyone who donated to help us. Once again, THANK YOU all so much!

My Veteran Husband Keeps Us Afloat After My Disease Got Worse. Our Power Will Be Shut Off Soon!

My Story:

I am married to my amazing husband, and we have 1 son together. Our son is our entire world. My husband is a Marine Corps veteran and works full-time while I stay home to care for our house, animals, and son. Our family also includes a dog, two cats, and outdoor ducks.

I used to be the breadwinner of the house, but I was forced to leave my job in June for health reasons. I have an autoimmune disease that has progressively gotten worse, so I cannot work anymore. We cut out as many unnecessary bills as possible, but it is still a struggle relying only on my husband's income. I have had to pay more and more medical bills, and since our household's income has dropped dramatically, we had no choice but to put some things on the back burner until we are able to adjust. Our electric bill has not been paid for a few months, and we really do not want to lose power. Since we live in a rural, wooded area, losing power would mean that we could not communicate with the outside world at all when at home.

I am humbly asking for this one-time help with our electric bill, so we can get back on budget. My biggest fear is having our power shut off and having no way to cook our food. We have oil heating which requires electric, an electric oven, and no phone service without our WiFi. This act of kindness will prevent us from falling behind on our other regular bills and allow us to have our needs taken care of at home. Thank you so much for anything you can give.

As of 2024-03-22, 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 2024-03-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $629.79 to New Enterprise Rural Electric Cooperative on behalf of this deserving individual.