Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:22:00 PM
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) -The generosity of others made all the difference for a Fairfield woman Saturday.
Volunteers spent the day fixing up the home of an elderly widow. She's camera shy and didn't want to do an interview. The group is called 'Both Hands.' They seek out widows who need help and gather up people to do the work. It's also a fundraiser. The profits go to help families pay for the cost of adoption.
"I just think it's... read more
Monday, February 04, 2013 10:47:00 AM
When asked if they could name one God-thing (God's provision/hand in your adoption) that comes to mind? They answered...
Both Hands! Without that financial provision it would have been impossible. The fact that we were able to be a part of that was amazing. It was not only a blessing on a financial level but also on an emotional and supportive level. Many family and friends were able to come and work with us and “be” a part of our adoption in a physical way. We were able to speak to... read more
Friday, December 21, 2012 4:42:00 PM
Borys’ photo made up the Pierce family’s mind.
Of all the orphans the St. Joseph family could host, Borys seemed like the best fit. In his photo on the New Horizons for Children Web page, he had posed with his sunglasses upside down. The 14-year-old had just the kind of goofiness Rawne (pronounced Renee) and Fred Pierce and their children Breesa, Nataly and Michael and their niece Macie could relate to.
Last summer, he came from his orphanage in Ukraine to spend five... read more
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:33:00 AM
Two weekends ago, a Franklin widow’s home was refurbished and repaired in a project that simultaneously raised thousands to help a Brentwood couple adopt a child.
Call it a win-win. Or call it a Christian conviction straight out of the book of James: Take care of widows and orphans, it’s pure.
Last weekend, the foundation’s 200th project helped Patricia Scruggs, a widow in Franklin, build a patio and fix the kitchen ceiling, landscape and more.
All of that work was done by... read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:30:00 AM
Two Quad-City families who did not know the other, each with their own story of loss and tragedy, are coming together Saturday through an organization called the Both Hands Foundation. Their two stories, each beginning with heartache, are about to become two stories of hope — and bring two children from another country a better life.
Here are the stories of the Reickard and Esser families and the bridge that is Both Hands.
In the autumn of 2004, Chad and... read more
Monday, August 13, 2012 12:51:00 PM
A Pasco family is making a difference through adoption. They're a family of nine and still growing. They hope their message of faith and generosity will inspire others.
The Walker family has five biological kids and two adopted sons. They're a clan of nine, but soon they'll be a family of eleven. Their son, who was born with a clef palate, inspired them to help other children in need.
When things fall apart, the Walker family puts them back together again. That's what they did... read more
Monday, August 06, 2012 2:52:00 PM
Steffani English hates her leaky sink.
The fickle faucet has become one more thing the 37-year-old Pasco mother doesn't have the time or energy to fix since her husband, Troy, died in September.
English works fulltime as a city of West Richland accountant. When she comes home, she takes care of her three children -- cooking dinner, helping them with homework, and taking them to football practice, Cub Scouts and cheer practice.
"Keeping them involved in activities helps them ... read more
Monday, July 30, 2012 12:10:00 PM
About 25 volunteers mowed grass and scrubbed, painted and moved furniture to help a fellow Murfreesboro resident Saturday.
Both Hands Foundation, which has a mission to serve orphans and widows in the community, took an interest in Charlene Swader. A widow in her 80s, Swader lost her son earlier this year.
Her home on Phillips Faith Chapel Church Road had become a bit of a burden as the grass in the yard had grown over knee high, the roof had a hole in it and leaked into a... read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:07:00 AM
Rick and Summer George, of Cary, have three beautiful children.
Two years ago, Summer learned 20 months into her fourth pregnancy her next child would not survive as he had no kidneys. She carried the baby boy, whom she named Michael, full term and delivered him knowing she would never tuck him into a crib or rock him to sleep in her arms.
The loss of little Michael left a hole in the parents' hearts, and as time passed they decided they wanted to fill that hole with the love... read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:40:00 AM
People driving through the Woodland Acres mobile home park Saturday would have seen a small army of volunteers working on Vicki Nordin’s home.
What the casual observer wouldn’t realize is that, by helping Nordin, the volunteers were also lending a hand to Katie and Jason Brabson, a Springfield couple adopting a 2-year-old special needs girl from China.
The connection between the two comes through a non-profit called Both Hands.
Katie Brabson explained that the process is... read more