CFLM's 2018 Both Hands, Part 1

On Saturday, April 28th we held our 6th Annual Both Hands Project. For 6 years, we have gathered volunteers to spend a day serving local women who have lost their husbands. These projects often entail general yard cleanup and landscaping, but we also have local businesses who want to give back in incredible ways! Widows receive this help free of charge, and 100% of funds raised through this project help welcome orphans home!

One of our favorite aspects of the Both Hands Project is that, similar to a 5K race or walk, participants in the event raise money in support of their workday. The big difference between our Both Hands Project and these types of events is that our work day is spent tangibly serving widows in the community. Chosen for Life's Adoption Assistance Grants are fully funded through our Both Hands Project each year. Volunteers reach out to their friends and family, asking for support of their work as they spend a Saturday serving a local widow. This project gives volunteers a way to live in obedience to God's command to care for widows and orphans in there distress (James 1:27). While our workday has been completed, the fundraising portion of our event is still ongoing! 

You have the opportunity to play a role in each of our Adoption Grant Recipients’ stories! By choosing to give a gift in support of our Both Hands Project, each person enters into the story of families and orphans – providing the means to equip them financially to answer God’s call to care for orphans. We'd love for you to consider supporting this project financially by donating at bothhands.org/chosenforlife2018!

We are so excited to share 3 of our 5 worksite projects with you, so that you can see how these ladies are tangibly served through our Both Hands Project. Check back next week for stories of the other 2 ladies we served through this project!


 Project Number 1 - Teams serving include volunteers from Briarwood Baptist Church!

Project Number 1 - Teams serving include volunteers from Briarwood Baptist Church!

At this worksite, we had volunteers completing some wonderful projects to tangibly serve the lady who lives here! As she spoke of her late husband, you could tell they had a wonderful marriage and a very special bond. Volunteers were able to serve her by helping to make her yard and landscaping look stunning! The team spent their Saturday cleaning up brush and debris in the back yard, planting new flowers, spreading new pine straw, pressure washing, and doing minor repairs on her home. Take a look at the pictures below to see the amazing work that this team accomplished!

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 Project Number 2 - Teams serving consisted of volunteers from Watkinsville First Baptist Church!

Project Number 2 - Teams serving consisted of volunteers from Watkinsville First Baptist Church!

At this worksite, we had volunteers completing some big projects to tangibly serve the lady who lives here! She lost her husband around 4 years ago after a long battle with cancer and lives on the same property where he grew up. Volunteers were able to serve her by prepping the exterior of her home to be painted by Certa Pro Painters and working on landscaping around her home! The team spent their Saturday replacing porch rails and brick mold around the home's exterior, pressure washing the gutters, skylights, and exterior, and cleaning up front flower beds and the fence line. Take a look at the pictures below to see the amazing work that this team accomplished!

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 Project Number 3 - Team serving included volunteers from Relentless Grace!

Project Number 3 - Team serving included volunteers from Relentless Grace!

At this worksite, we had volunteers working to tangibly serve the lady who lives here! Volunteers were able to serve her by clearing out limbs and debris from a tree that was taken down in her yard by Foy Tree Services. The team spent their Saturday doing general yard clean up, pressure washing, and landscaping. Take a look at the pictures below to see the amazing work that this team accomplished!

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