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.”
July 18, 2018
Donate your unused school supplies to The Mustard Seed, including paper, notebooks, scissors, glue, crayons, folders, binders, pencils, pens, backpacks, lunch boxes, rulers, etc. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F at The Mustard Seed, 12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, 32810. Thank you f… read more
June 28, 2018
Jam out to the tunes of various bands during Southern Fried Sunday’s Orlando Americana Fest at 4 p.m. July 22 at Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. Learn more here.… read more