Thursday, September 2, 2010

BH project update

we're getting close to our both hands project date and i'm getting a little nervous about all the details coming together! we were hoping to meet with our widow one more time this weekend to go over last minute details, but she's planning to be gone to a family reunion. so, we're going into this work day with a few remaining questions and are just praying that everything works out. just to give a little background, our widow's husband passed away 10 years ago from throat cancer. she still lives in the home they shared and also owns another house on the same property. over the last 10 years she has collected quite a bit of stuff and has had a hard time managing everything. the goal of our work day is going to be to help her get the majority of the home she's living in clean out and cleaned up. we were hoping to have time to paint and spruce up too, but i think that might be a little overzealous.

the big things were waiting on right now involves hearing back from some local retailers on donations for the project. we have been corresponding with quite a few businesses about donating supplies - work gloves, respirator masks, rakes, shovels, cleaning supplies, etc. but so far, we're still waiting on commitments. we're also still waiting to hear back from a dumpster company on the possibility of getting two 30 yard dumpsters donated for the clean up. these babies are expensive!! {about $400/week/dumpster} so we're still hoping and praying the company comes through with a major discount or donation on these.

anyways, as the project draws near, my anxiety is going up! we really want this day to be a true blessing to our widow and also the beginning of a wonderful relationship with her and her family. we hope that once our kiddo comes home, we'll be able to visit with her pretty regularly and have another grandma figure for our child to look up to.

here is a video of a recent project that was conducted in tennessee:

if you think of it, we so covet your prayers for a successful work day and an opportunity to bless a very deserving widow!