Hurricane Irma obliterated the Eatonville apartment Catherine lived in for 19 years. When a tree crashed on her home during the storm she ran outside and took shelter in her truck until the storm had passed.
“The whole apartment was leaking so I said I can’t stay here because the ceiling would have fallen on me no matter where I was standing,” Catherine said. “It was a little scary, but I’m still alive, and that’s all that mattered.”
Catherine’s landlord relocated her to another apartment for months until renovations and repairs could be made. Catherine had lost everything.
Now, she’s back in her apartment, which will soon be filled with all the basic furnishings needed to turn her empty space into a home.
“I’m overwhelmed,” Catherine said of receiving furniture assistance, “because it was a long time coming. It took an emotional toll on me, and it set me back. But I had to be patient. I’m a fighter, baby.”
November 13, 2018
The Mustard Seed is honored to be one of 39 organizations receiving a grant from the City of Orlando Community Investment Program. Thank you City of Orlando for investing $20,000 in The Mustard Seed’s Furnishing Basic Stability for Individuals and Families program.… read more
November 1, 2018
Come out and support The Mustard Seed at Taste of Orlando at Waterford Lakes Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll be serving beer and wine by the man cave. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Mustard Seed! Details here.… read more