Paid 05/11/2024
Imminent Loss of Vehicle
Independent Living Grant
Misc. Expense

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeDear Donors, I would like to take this time to personally thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind, caring, and love-felt generosity in agreeing to assist with our garage door. I am deeply humbled, grateful, and blessed that you have taken the time to assist us in our time of need. Words could never truly express how grateful and loved we are feeling. This act of human kindness and empathy coupled with the willingness to reach out and assist in our time of need will finally allow us to use our car again! You have brightened our day, our lives, and our world!! I wanted you to know this! Thank you once again!

We Can't Leave Our Home Because Our Garage Door is Broken With Our Car Stuck Inside! Help Us Fix It!

My Story:

Jon and I are living off our retirement income. He is a 9/11 survivor that suffers with PTSD, and September is still a very hard month for him every year. I was the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in New York for 20 years but decided to put in my final notice after the hospital adopted new policies to increase their profits at the detriment of patient care. I would never compromise the safety of my patients. Now, though, we are enjoying retirement in our home together.

Our retirement is just enough to live on, so we live paycheck to paycheck. Recently, our garage door broke after seven good years out of it. It runs on electric and the coils snapped. The door won't open at all now, so our car is stuck in our garage. We have been unable to drive anywhere for about two weeks, but we do not have enough money to get a new garage door.

I am asking for help to replace our door, so we can leave our home. We could go about our lives, get groceries, go to appointments, see family, and more. This would mean so much to us, and we hope to pay it forward sometime soon. Thank you so much for your kindness.

As of 2024-05-11, 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 2024-05-23, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $500.00 to Above All Garage Doors on behalf of this deserving individual.