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 heart to others. Having raised four children who are now grown, he just adopted two children, 8 and 10, after the siblings’ 42-year-old mother died in November 2018. His 31-year-old daughter and his 9-year-old granddaughter also live with him.

Hurveal said he lost his dear friend a day after her birthday on Nov. 5. Hurveal was the childrens’ godfather and took care of them for 1 1/2 years after their mother went through difficult times.

“She got them back for five months, and she fell into trouble and passed away,” Hurveal said.

Hurveal needed clothing and furniture assistance from The Mustard Seed for the children in his care.

“I did have some furniture but not all that I need to make the kids comfortable and feel like it’s their home,” he said. “This furniture will help my kids and I feel more comfortable. This service is a great blessing to us and all those helped.”

Client Story: Ronnie

Thanks to you, Ronnie has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Ronnie had been sleeping on the floor for two weeks after moving out of a hotel room and into his own home for the first time in seven years. Ronnie had an empty home, but your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture program enab…

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Client Story: Jessica

Jessica fled an unhealthy relationship and lived out of her car with her young daughter and then in homes with several different families. With the help of kindhearted people, Jessica and her daughter regained stability and dignity. A year ago, friends introduced the 24-year-old to her now boyfrien…

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Client Story: Lionel and Chyrisse

Lionel and Chyrisse lost their Tampa home of nine years in 2018 when they couldn’t keep up with rental payments. The couple’s income dropped after the call center Chyrisse worked at cut her hours because business slowed. Chyrisse said she offered to make partial payments to cover a portion of t…

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Furniture Pickup Delays

December 5, 2019

Due to an unusually high volume of calls for service and holiday closures, we are experiencing delays in our furniture pickups. If you need a furniture pickup, please schedule it four to six weeks in advance. Delays are expected to subside in January. Furniture pickups typically need to be scheduled… read more

Save the Date! – #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

November 4, 2019

Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 when the Mustard Seed of Central Florida will be part of #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized … read more