Client Story: Willie

It’s been a year since a bathroom leak drove Willie out of her Orlando home she’s lived in for nearly 50 years.

Water poured out of a tank inside a bathroom and flooded Willie’s home. The flooding led to mold growth and a cracked ceiling from moisture. The mold destroyed Willie’s clothes and furniture.

She moved in with her sister before ending up in a hospital for three months. Willie had her toe amputated.

“I think when I stepped in the (flood) water, I think (bacteria in the water) infected my toe,” she said.

It’s taken a year to get her home slowly repaired and habitable again.

Willie said her sister’s neighbor told her to seek help from The Mustard Seed for home furnishings and clothing.

“I’m so glad you’re here to help,” Willie said. “It’s been a really hard time.”

Client Story: Ronnie

Thanks to you, Ronnie has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Ronnie had been sleeping on the floor for two weeks after moving out of a hotel room and into his own home for the first time in seven years. Ronnie had an empty home, but your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture program enab…

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Client Story: Jessica

Jessica fled an unhealthy relationship and lived out of her car with her young daughter and then in homes with several different families. With the help of kindhearted people, Jessica and her daughter regained stability and dignity. A year ago, friends introduced the 24-year-old to her now boyfrien…

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Client Story: Lionel and Chyrisse

Lionel and Chyrisse lost their Tampa home of nine years in 2018 when they couldn’t keep up with rental payments. The couple’s income dropped after the call center Chyrisse worked at cut her hours because business slowed. Chyrisse said she offered to make partial payments to cover a portion of t…

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Furniture Pickup Delays

December 5, 2019

Due to an unusually high volume of calls for service and holiday closures, we are experiencing delays in our furniture pickups. If you need a furniture pickup, please schedule it four to six weeks in advance. Delays are expected to subside in January. Furniture pickups typically need to be scheduled… read more

Save the Date! – #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

November 4, 2019

Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 when the Mustard Seed of Central Florida will be part of #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized … read more