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 it difficult for him to walk, he said.

His military “non-service” pension was also cut, he said, after he had married his wife. Holly has a spinal cord injury and is on medical leave from her job. With their income cut, the couple also lost their two vehicles.

“We’ve just had a rough time,” Richard said.

The family had been living at an extended-stay hotel for nine months, but thanks to The Mustard Seed’s partner, the HUD-Vash program for veterans, Richard received housing assistance.

And thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, The Mustard Seed furnished the family’s new home.

“Thank you very much,” Richard said.”We were sleeping on the floor, so this furniture assistance helps a lot.”

To donate to help other veterans like Richard, click 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