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.”
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December 23, 2020
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The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is excited to partner with the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) for a Virtual Trips Auction! The auction will be conducted from 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. You will have the opportunity to bid on nine “trips of a lifetime” to help… read more