Not too long ago, I mentioned that Modest Needs was on the verge of making its 10,000th grant. Well, late last month, thanks to the support of people from across the country, Modest Needs reached that milestone!
So what's the story behind the story of Modest Needs' 10,000th grant? I'm glad you asked, because, as it turns out, this grant not only showcases both everything we stand for; it underscores just how important the work we do together has become, especially in this difficult economy.
As it turns out, Modest Needs' 10,000th grant went to a woman named Dana, a single mom of two living in the midwest. For years, Dana been gainfully employed by a major financial institution and had always been able to take good care of herself and her two children. Everything was fine until, in January 2009, Dana learned that the bank for which she worked was 'downsizing.' She was one of the unlucky persons whose job was eliminated, and in a story that has become all too familiar these days, on 1 August 2009, Dana found herself suddenly unemployed through absolutely no fault of her own.
Do not waste any time reading the rest of this amazing profile that underscores how far your generosity goes toward changing lives.