Client Story: Cecille

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.”

Client Story: Catherine

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…

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Client Story: Joseph

Joseph lost his leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 25 years old and walks with a prosthetic leg. He became addicted to pain pills over the years while coping with his injury. He spent more than two months in a drug addiction treatment program to get his life and health back on track. Joseph, 4…

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Client Story: Randy

Randy, a supply officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War, said he lost his wife 1 1/2 years ago after 44 years of marriage. That’s when things took a turn for the worse. “I couldn’t handle the funeral and walked out,” he said. “She was my best friend.” Randy sai…

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Thank you City of Orlando – Nov. 12, 2018

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

Taste of Orlando – Nov. 10, 2018

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