Each client who comes to The Mustard Seed has a unique story, and all of them have the same goal – to turn their house into a home so they can rebuild their lives. Your support of The Mustard Seed truly transforms lives and helps makes our community a better place for all. You make all the difference. Learn about your impact by reading the stories below.
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… continue reading
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 ceilin… continue reading
Client Story: Morales Family
It’s an experience Erica said she’ll never forget – waking up in the middle of the night to evacuate her 32-year-old son Elliot, who has Down Syndrome, as Hurricane Maria ravaged their home in Puerto Rico.
“He was horrified,&#… continue reading
Client Story: Stephanie
Stephanie and her two daughters, ages 5 and 6, lived in an unstable environment in which they had to flee. Stephanie, a single mother, said they ended up homeless and lived in a shelter for a year. Eventually, Stephanie and her daughters left the s… continue reading
Client Story: Wanda
Wanda and her four children ages 4,5,7 and 9, were on the verge of losing their home. The family had been living with Wanda’s father, and when he died in 2017, she learned he had fallen behind on his mortgage payments. Wanda’s father suff… continue reading
With a small amount of savings, Maria and her mother, also named Maria, fled the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in search of a better life in the United States.
“You cannot walk around in Venezuela without the fear of getting robbed or persecuted,” Maria, 20, said.
Political turmoil in Venezu…
For two years, Alexus, 27, struggled through difficult challenges. She lived in her car with five children under the age of 10. To stabilize her family, she then moved to a mobile home only to find it infested with rats and plagued with mold.
“I dealt with it for a little while because we had nowh…
Carly, her husband, Omer, and their 17-year-old son fled Venezuela in 2021 to escape danger for speaking out against the country’s tyrannical government. They took a bus to Colombia, then flew to Mexico and crossed the border into the United States to seek asylum.
They were political activist…
It is with sadness that The Mustard Seed of Central Florida announces the passing of Carol Kane. Carol founded The Mustard Seed in 1984, and officially incorporated the mission into a nonprofit in 1988. Carol saw all who experienced homelessness simply as God’s children in need of assistance, and … read more
Kendra Scott Gives Back to The Mustard Seed!
June 3, 2022
We’re teaming up with Kendra Scott again for its give back event! Shop Kendra Scott’s fashionable, high-quality jewelry online or in-store on
June 10 and 11, 2022, mention the give back code GIVEBACK-CAROA, and 20% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to The Mustard Seed!