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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Thank you to The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation!

December 1, 2021

Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation goes out to The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation for its $15,000 grant award to support our Furnishing Basic Stability for Families Program.

Your investment in our mission Makes a House a Home for Central Florida families in need.
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Raise the Table 2021 Photo Gallery

November 10, 2021

We’d like to thank our event sponsors, in-kind sponsors, silent auction donors, Mustard Seed Board of Directors, attendees and volunteers for making our Raise the Table fundraiser a successful event! Thank you for believing in and supporting our mission!

A special thank you to our event emcee Car… read more