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Hearts & Hammers deadline arrives

The deadline is here to apply for help through Hearts & Hammers.

Thursday, Jan. 31, is the deadline to turn in applications or call to have your home repaired on the May 4, 2013 work day. Since 1984, this volunteer organization has repaired more than 500 homes, helping homeowners who physically or financially are unable to do the work alone. The mission is neighbors helping neighbors stay in their homes.

Volunteers do whatever repairs and renovations possible within the scope of a one-day work party, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, plastering, weatherization, heavy cleaning, roofing, yard cleanup and trash removal. Priority is given to health and safety concerns.

There is no cost to the homeowner due to grants and donations from foundations, service organizations, churches, and fundraising efforts. This is also possible because of donations of labor and materials from many local businesses and the efforts of hundreds of local volunteers.

If you are a homeowner and would like to be considered, visit www.heartsandhammers.com or call 221-6063. The deadline is now. A Hearts and Hammers board member will be in touch. For emergency needs that can’t wait for the annual workday, call right away. Financial donations to help continue this work can be made through the website or mailed to PO Box 694, Langley WA 98260.

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