Tears streamed down Cecille’s face as she talked about losing her boyfriend of 10 years to Hurricane Maria. A mudslide swept him away while he was sleeping in his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“When we were searching for him we didn’t find him right away, we found him four days later,” Cecille said.
Cecille also lost a dear friend when Hurricane Irma pounded the islands. Losing loved ones and experiencing the punishing fury of two Category 5 hurricanes – Irma and Maria -… was enough for Cecille. She relocated to Orlando in October after having lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for 34 years. Cecille lived in shelters in Orlando for several months before recently securing a stable home. She now has furniture to fill her empty home thanks to donors like YOU.
“I miss my circles of families and friends and hope all of our rebuilding continues, and we all are getting better each day after two Category 5 hurricanes devastated our communities,” she said. “I have gratitude each day.”
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