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20 years of Neighbors helping Neighbors on South Whidbey

Hearts & Hammer volunteers pose for a photo during the 2013 work day. The organization is looking for homes to repair for its 2014 workday in May. - Contributed photo
Hearts & Hammer volunteers pose for a photo during the 2013 work day. The organization is looking for homes to repair for its 2014 workday in May.
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Hearts & Hammers is looking for homes on South Whidbey to repair for the organization’s May 3, 2014 work day.

Since 1984, the volunteer organization has repaired over 600 homes, helping homeowners who physically or financially are unable to do the work alone. The mission is neighbors helping neighbors to 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.

Interested homeowners can visit the organization’s website, www.heartsandhammers.com or call 360-221-6063.

Deadline is Jan. 31.

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 P.O. Box 694, Langley WA 98260.

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