Hearts & Hammers calls for volunteers

South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers is looking for some new blood and fresh nails.

The organization’s annual workday, the first Saturday in May, will bring needed repairs to homeowners who physically or financially are unable to complete the work alone. There is no cost to the homeowners, thanks to community donations, volunteers and in-kind donations of material from our local lumberyards and supply retailers.

But the group needs help and is searching for new volunteers by March 31 so teams can be formed under the direction of house captains. The more volunteers available, the more homes repaired. Volunteers do whatever repairs and renovations are possible within the scope of a one-day work party.

This year the needs range from repairing decks and creating safe access, replacing doors and windows, to cleanup, yard work, floor repairs and trash removal.

Volunteers will gather, rain or shine, on Saturday morning at the South Whidbey High School for breakfast and directions. A photo is taken of the entire group just before everyone heads out to the various homes all over South Whidbey. They gather again at the high school at the end of the day for a delicious, well-deserved dinner and wrap-up of the day’s accomplishments.

Donations are still needed to accomplish the work. Donors and volunteers can go online at to sign up or donate.

Volunteers of all levels are welcome, from contractors, electricians and plumbers to carpenters, gardeners and just regular folks who enjoy the satisfaction of helping and the fellowship of working side by side with their friends and neighbors.

Sign-up forms are also available at South Whidbey lumber yards and hardware stores. Mail donations and sign-up forms to H&H, PO Box 694, Langley, WA. 98260.


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