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.”

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Client Story: Megan

Megan, 28, said she was working at her dream job in New York City as a restaurant manager in Times Square when she decided to move back home to Orlando. She temporarily moved in with some friends until she could save enough money to obtain her own apartment. In January, Megan landed a job as a bar …

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Client Story: Natalia

Natalia walked into The Mustard Seed feeling sad and defeated. However, after receiving clothing assistance, she left smiling with her spirits lifted, thanks to YOUR kind support. A storm destroyed a large portion of Natalia’s Sanford home after a tree crashed through the roof. She shares the hom…

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Client Story: Nicholas

Nicholas had been living in an apartment with only an air mattress for five months and used it to sleep and eat on. Thanks to YOUR kind support, Nicholas doesn’t have to choose between buying food or furniture. Nicholas, who was born blind in one eye, works at Lighthouse Central Florida – a…

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Mustard Seed Passenger Van Stolen – We Need Your Help!

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The Mustard Seed’s passenger van was stolen, and we need your help!

The Mustard Seed used the passenger van for picking up donations, delivering needed items to families, commuting volunteers from our community agencies, and attending outreach events. It’s imperative to our operation to have a va… read more