This is a single line from a single request sent in to Modest Needs. This wife and mother is ill, but has a "pre-existing condition," and so is losing hope that she will be able to stay married *and* fight her disease.
Think that over for a moment. This couple is considering divorcing because, combined, their income is too much to receive government aid. But together, their incomes are not enough to pay their bills and pay for unexpected medical expenses. That is tragic on so many levels. It also illustrates just the kind of straits many of our applicants, who make too much for welfare, but earn too little to save for emergencies, are in.
Sentiments like the line above from a desperate woman remind us all why the work being done through generous donors like you to Modest Needs is so essential. For many families, there simply is no safety net. That is where Modest Needs aims to step in.
Take some time and browse through open requests at Modest Needs' website today. Statements like that one, so heartbreaking, are just one of dozens and dozens. But together we can lend a hand that could lift someone out of poverty.