Your $10 donation can help prevent, restore,
empower, and strengthen a 'working poor' family
People are hurting. Many Americans trying to survive this economic recession work hard to stay above water. You've play by the rules. You live within your means. But, every time you think it's going to get better, the rug is pulled out from under you again.
You can prevent homelessness; You might be next
- After a temporary layoff, you return to work to come home and find an eviction with 10 days notice, and your first check is two weeks away;
- Your child needs an emergency operation, and your insurance deductible is $1,500 that you don't have;
- An unexpected illness makes you to choose buying food for your family instead of the medicine you need because you can't afford both;
- Your car – which is your only transportation to work – needs hundreds of dollars in repairs;
You have to choose between an emergency expense, and other bills such as rent or a mortgage payment. Then you get behind on more bills, or don't take care of the emergency situation. You don't qualify for government aid, because you have been self-sufficient. You get to the point of losing your home and enter the poverty.
If 75 GROUPON customers donate $10, a tax-deductible contribution, each Organization Voucher issued will provide support toward two grants to help a low-income household pay their rent or a mortgage. With the help of a matching grant up to $90,000 from the Herb Alpert Foundation, every additional $750 will provide two additional grants to a struggling, low-income household.
Congratulations to Dr. Taylor, Founder of Modest Needs. He has been nominated for the Rare Life Honor Award. If his story gets enough votes, Modest Needs may receive up $30,000 that could go toward helping more applicants. VOTE Now.
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