Client Story: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future.

“I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the nice weather, and I used to vacation here,” Jerel said.

The cousins live off their disability income and are unable to work. When they moved to Florida, they were homeless for seven months.

“We slept on the sidewalk and by the (Exploria) soccer stadium and in various churches,” Jerel said.

Paul and Jerel took showers at the Christian Service Center – Daily Bread and met a social worker who helped them obtain housing assistance. They ate and slept on the floor in their new empty apartment for two weeks. The Daily Bread referred the cousins to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida for furniture assistance.

Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, Paul and Jerel received everything they needed to make their house a home.

“I greatly appreciate the donors showing their love and support,” Jerel said. “Without them, we would not be able to afford furniture on our fixed income. God bless the donors.”

To help others in need, donate here.

Client Story: Kimberly

Kimberly and her dog, Hasani, a shih tzu poodle mix, lived in a car for two months after moving to Orlando from California. Kimberly, originally from Orlando, worked at a motel in California but had to leave the state after struggling to pay her bills. She contacted homeless shelters in Orlan…

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Client Story: Vidette and Christopher

Vidette and her husband, Christopher, 4-year-old son, Micah, and Vidette’s mother, Dorothy, were upstairs in their townhome dancing to oldies music when their dog started barking downstairs. It was about 2 p.m. on a Saturday in March when the family heard a knock on the door but ignored it, assumi…

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Client Story: Maritza

Maritza, 46, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 victims and wounded 53 others on June 12, 2016. For Maritza, her emotional scars run deep having lost her dear friend, Stanley, who was 23 years old when he was killed at Pulse. “I saw him earlier that night right before the bullets…

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TMS Receives Third Place for Best Local Charitable Group

August 30, 2021

Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2021 results are out, and The Mustard Seed is honored to have received third place for Best Local Charitable Group! Congratulations to first place winner Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and second place winner Zebra Coalition!

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Vote for The Mustard Seed!

June 18, 2021

The Mustard Seed is honored to be nominated for Best Local Charitable Group in Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando poll among so many wonderful nonprofit organizations!
We’d appreciate your vote! Vote here.

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