Monday, December 09, 2013 11:30:00 AM
When I was a little kid I lived with my parents in a small village in Moldova. Life was hard but my family and I fought hard and lived through those hard times. When I was nine years old, my mother passed away. That’s when everything started to change. Due to the fact that my mother died and that my father was unable to take care of my siblings and me because he had a problem with alcohol, my siblings and I had to go to an orphanage. At first the orphanage was not bad, but with... read more
Monday, December 09, 2013 11:29:00 AM
In October 2013, Pat and Tracey Fritz held their Both Hands project to raise funds to bring home a little girl from Ghana. The widow they served was Ms. Beth Sutton. You can view their project page and watch their video at http://bothhandsfoundation.org/fritz Below is a letter written from Ms. Beth's family to the Fritz's after the project:
"Hi Fritz Family,
I cannot thank you enough for all the work that has been done on my mom's house! The deck was in desperate need... read more
Monday, December 02, 2013 11:07:00 AM
Repairing homes to raise money to adopt.
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Ethel Williamson got some home renovation work done on Saturday morning. Her bathroom tiles were replaced, along with other items.
Workers were sponsored to help raise money for a couple trying to adopt through the Both Hands Foundation.
Project creator, Jennifer Sanjines said, "It's literally helping two families, it's helping Ms. Ethel make repairs she physically can't do. It's also helping me and my future family ... read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:47:00 AM
After Allison and Russ Highton’s third biological child was born, they knew they wanted more children, and they knew children across the world needed a loving family. Their 8-year-old daughter — a great sister to her two little brothers — had a big heart for adoption, and a big heart for a sister. Despite feeling uncertain about how they would fund it, the Hightons applied to adopt through Holt’s China program, and completed their homestudy.
They wanted to find a way to fund raise for their... read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:34:00 PM
Warm weather and 36 volunteers made for a great day Nov. 10 at Luke and Christy Stoffel's Both Hands Foundation project to help a Fort Wayne widow.
“I am thrilled,” the recipient, Lora, said. “I just feel like I have this huge burden lifted off my shoulders.
“And I love that a couple gets a baby, a baby gets a home and a widow gets helped,” she added.
The Stoffels took on the project through Both Hands, a nonprofit organization in Brentwood, Tenn., which helps couples raise money for... read more
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 2:26:00 PM
It’s not every day that a community can join together to make a Bible verse come to life, but that’s just what the supporters of township couple Russ and Allison Highton have done.
The Hightons are going through the expensive process of adopting an orphan girl from China. A neighboring widow needed several repairs to her home (see a video of the repair project at www.MyCentralJersey.com/video).
Enter Both Hands (http://www.bothhandsfoundation.org), a Tennessee-based charity that gathers... read more
Sunday, August 25, 2013 8:39:00 AM
On the weekend a lot of us take time to do things around the house, but one couple in North Platte was going above and beyond that, with the help of some 40 volunteers.
Ryan and Sarah Alexander were working on the home of Wilma Hackney.
Wilma was widowed in 1998 and spent her whole life serving children in the Nebraska foster care system.
By helping Wilma, the Alexander's are also raising funds to offset the costs of an adoption of a little girl in Ghana, in West Africa.
The ... read more
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:03:00 PM
The Fowlers Both Hands Project was featured on Channel 4 News: “There are many charities that help people, but this charity has a double purpose. The "Both Hand's Foundation" raises funds for orphans, while serving widows through home improvement projects.
Saturday volunteers rolled up their sleeves, mowed, sanded, and cleaned up.
Abby and Jeremy Fowler, recruited a team of their friends to work on Candace Guyer's Clarksville home.
"Spending the day fixing up Ms. Guyer's home and... read more
Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:53:00 AM
On August 3, the Burkes will be working on the home of Kristin Ferguson, who lives in Thompson Station. Kristin’s husband, Bo, passed away last August (2012) after battling a serious illness. We are so honored to serve her!
Businesses and individuals may join hands with this widow by donating supplies for this project. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Volunteers on this project will not only be helping this widow, but they will also be raising funds to offset the costs... read more
Friday, July 26, 2013 12:30:00 PM
In 2012, three Both Hands teams coordinated projects to raise money for Tree of Life, a ministry in Honduras.
Collectively, these Both Hands teams raised $82,732!! The money raised helped build a multi-purpose building for Tree of Life's school, Plan Escalon. The multi-purpose building provides a kitchen, dining hall, assembly area, and gymnasium for 650 students and staff.
The building is now complete and our friends at Lifesong for Orphans and Retail Orphan Initiative went... read more