It was an inconvenience and financial strain when this math teacher's car broke down, but things went from bad to worse when she was mugged while walking home from work when her car was in the shop. She thankfully escaped being held up with a deadly weapon unscathed, but her attacker got away with her laptop and glasses. Her assailant is still at large.
After paying for auto repairs, a new computer and new glasses--all neccessities to continue working--this high school teacher is now unable to make her monthly utility payment. Read on to hear her story in her own words, and to learn how you can help her get back on her feet.
"I live by myself, and teach high school math in an after school program. I am currently applying to graduate school. I need Modest Needs' help to afford an electric bill.
I need this help financially because I recently had to replace the alternator on my car. While walking home one night (because the car was in the shop) I was the victim of an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. My laptop glasses were stolen during the robbery, both of which I will have to replace. I do not make enough money to handle the expense of the car repairs, laptop, the glasses and my bills all at once. I am asking for just enough help to keep the lights on.
I'm very frustrated, and feeling very distracted because I'm running out of options financially. It seems like a million things are happening at once. I'm trying to apply to graduate school, which is expensive as it is; then my car broke down, and then someone mugged me when I was walking home. I feel so unsafe lately.
Without a car I will not be able to get to work. Without a computer I will not be able to apply for graduate school and begin working toward a more stable future. Without electricity I will be in dire straights. It is a difficult situation with only so much money to go around.
Funding will keep my lights on. It will also help me be able to afford to apply to graduate school, which will change my entire future, both financially and personally. Most importantly, it will turn this streak of bad luck around and make moving forward possible. Thank you and god bless for considering me."