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: Jessica

Jessica said she used her life savings to purchase a home mortgage-free in 2014 for her and her then newborn son. About seven months later, Jessica’s sister and five children moved in permanently after their home burned down. On Sept. 10, 2017, Jessica’s son’s birthday, a tree fell…

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Client Story: Natasha

In disbelief of the magnitude of Hurricane Dorian, Natasha stayed put in her home in Grand Bahama as the storm approached. Born and reared in the Bahamas, Natasha had never experienced a hurricane as strong as Dorian in her 40 years of living there and couldn’t bear to leave her home. Shock en…

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Client Story: Sunny

Sunny, 31, had just moved to Kissimmee from Philadelphia three months before a fire destroyed his apartment at Blossom Park Villas. He lived with his fiancé, Lianah, who was studying law in college. The couple had just bought new furniture and housewares for the new apartment. Lianah’s father, Da…

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For the month of November, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn-Dixie store located at 340 S. SR 434 in Altamonte Springs, $1 will be donated to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. This is a great way to … read more