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 said he disappeared after his wife’s funeral, turned to drugs, hid out in the woods and tried to take his life.
A search team, which included his brother and police, found him after he had been passed out in the woods for three days.
“I was Baker Acted and put in a psyche ward,” he said.
Randy later received rehab treatment at the VA Medical Center in Lake Nona. Once his health improved, Veterans Affairs helped him with rental assistance.
He now rents an efficiency apartment in Winter Park.
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida assisted Randy with the necessary furnishings he needed to make his new space into a home.
“God works in mysterious ways,” he said. “I should have been dead after all those drugs I took. I guess I’m still supposed to be here. My work isn’t done.”

Client Story: Dorothy

Dorothy, 53, took in four children in December 2018 when the Florida Department of Children and Families removed the children from their mother’s care because of “an unfortunate situation.” Dorothy said she’s known the children, ages 6, 8, 10 and 11, since they were babies. T…

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Client Story: Hurveal

In 1982, Hurveal, 61, fell out of a helicopter and broke his back during an Army training exercise in Hawaii. Hurveal served eight years in the Army before the incident left him permanently disabled. But Hurveal’s disability and limited income doesn’t stop him from opening his home and …

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Client Story: Willie

It’s been a year since a bathroom leak drove Willie out of her Orlando home she’s lived in for nearly 50 years. Water poured out of a tank inside a bathroom and flooded Willie’s home. The flooding led to mold growth and a cracked ceiling from moisture. The mold destroyed Willie’s clo…

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Charity Navigator gives Mustard Seed highest rating!

May 20, 2019

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is proud to have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The Mustard Seed received the organization’s highest rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to account… read more

Central Florida Earth Day! – April 20, 2019

April 19, 2019

Join us at Central Florida Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Lake Eola! Enjoy more than 250 vendors, live entertainment and delicious food. We hope to see you there!

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