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: Alphonso

Alphonso, 67, ended up homeless after serving two tours in the Vietnam War. He lived on the streets and turned to alcohol to help mask his uncomfortable circumstances, he said. After receiving housing assistance from Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) and home furnishings from The Mus…

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Client Story: Dewayne

Dwayne, who served in the Army for 4 ½ years, said he’s spent much of his adulthood in unstable situations, but thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, he’s hoping his future is brighter. “I have lived in six different states,” the 31-year-old said. “I’ve never been able to stay in one place for two y…

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Client Story: Richard

Richard, a Navy veteran, along with his wife, Holly, and daughter, Ariel, found themselves homeless after the owner of the house they rented decided to sell it. The timing couldn’t have been worse. Richard injured his back and knee in the Navy and needs surgery. The pain is unbearable and makes …

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Our GoFundMe Campaign

April 15, 2020

During this critical time, The Mustard Seed hopes to get back to being fully operational so we can assist more people in need. We have set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $5,000. Your donation, of any amount, will go a long way in assisting people who have nothing and are eating and sleepi… read more