Volunteers Help Fix Widow's Home To Raise Money For Adoption

Posted at 9:53 PM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:30-04

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - A family wanting to adopt a child from China has been putting on a different kind of fundraiser.

Saturday the Froman family and 80 of their friends helped repair a widow's home.

It was through an organization called "Both Hands." It worked just like a 5K or golf tournament, but instead of playing, everyone worked to help a widow keep her house maintained.

The volunteers asked sponsors to donate money for the amount of work that needed to be done.

During the event Saturday, the volunteers did landscaping, helped repair a deck, and performed some simple tasks indoors.

"It's just been amazing to see people pull together and say, ‘Yeah, we've got to do whatever it takes,’ attitude to make it happen," said Ryan Froman, the adoptive parent.

“It's just a blessing how people contribute, just come out of the woodwork, and just bless me so much," said Marti Kreighbaun, whose home was being repaired.

The Fromans said they hope to adopt a little girl from China later this year. A total of $30,000 will be needed for the adoption.

This will be their second child. They adopted a son from Russia in 2011.