Previously self-sufficient, this family fell on hard times when their only vehicle and household septic system both gave out within weeks of one another. While they were able to obtain a loan to cover the cost of a new car, they've been unable to find the funds to fix their broken septic system, ultimately rendering their bathroom unusable. They've been relying on friends, neighbors and public restrooms when nature calls ever since. Today, their request is simple: help them raise the money to fix their septic system so they can use their own toilet again.
Read on to learn more about this family's modest need in their own words, then click the link below to help:
"I am a homeschooling mother of three. Our children are 13, 9, and 7. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and he works at a hospital doing I.T. work. We are very blessed that our family is healthy, but we are in a real pinch with our septic system.
We need Modest Needs help to afford a septic system repair bill that happened completely out of the blue right before winter set in. We are unable to use any water or the toilet until the problem is resolved.
This is a completely unexpected expense. We have lived in our starter home for 11 years now and things have been working up till the last few months. A few weeks ago we had plumbing problems that needed to be fixed. Now, suddenly, the old leach system that was in place stopped working and everything is backed up. We budget very well, but this is a sudden expense that we just do not have the money for. Our van died a couple months ago and we had to buy a very modest used vehicle which the bank was generous to give us a loan for. That expense has made it impossible to cover the cost of this new problem. My husband has been trying to carpool to work and we changed our cell phone plans to limited calling to save money. We are trying our best to stay afloat.
Times are stressful as we have been taking the family to the neighbors, friends, and public places to use the facilities. We have been determined not to let the children know how concerned we are about this dire situation.
This funding would really help us out of a hole. We have been married for 17 years and I can't remember a more difficult financial time. It would mean a great deal to myself and our family. Please consider our modest need if you can."