Franklin family receives help with flood damaged home - WKRN News 2

Franklin family receives help with flood damaged home

The Heileman's home was destroyed in the May flood. The Heileman's home was destroyed in the May flood.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A Franklin neighborhood has stepped up to help a family known for helping others rebuild their home after it was destroyed by the May flood.

On Sunday, volunteers from Glencliff High School, Harpeth Community Church, and the Cottonwood neighborhood all came together to help Steve and Sherri Heileman begun putting their flood-damaged home back together.

Like many others in Nashville, the Heileman family was displaced after the May flood. A couple the family hardly knew, allowed them to stay in their home after the flood made their home unlivable.

The Heileman family is uniquely made up several adopted special needs children and their own biological daughter. 

Over the past year and a half, the Heileman's have been faced with many struggles. Their youngest adopted child has almost died three times, their biological daughter nearly died in a car wreck and the May flood destroyed their Franklin home.

The Heiliman's said they have dealt with a lot over the past 18 months, but they have found that people's generosity has gotten them through the hard times.

"There were so many volunteer through the neighborhood, just roaming the neighborhood helping out. Going into homes and tearing out drywall, tearing out sub flooring. Anything that needed to go, they got it," Steve Heileman told News 2.

"We are so amazed and feel so blessed to have so many people helping to get is home. It's just incredible," Sherri Heileman said.

The family's target date to have their home completed is November 1.

Anyone who would like to volunteer with the rebuilding of the Heileman family home can contact Harpeth Community Church at 615-790-0133.

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