More than 100 volunteers participating May 4 in the Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers workday. The Central Whidbey volunteers started their day at Living Hope Foursquare Church where they enjoyed a light breakfast, received an update on safety and posed for a group picture before they scattered to the 20 homes whose owners asked for help from the nonprofit group.
“These people are really courageous in coming forward and asking people for help,” said volunteer Kelly Keilwitz while addressing the group Saturday morning.
Starting in 2008, Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers is an offshoot of the South Whidbey group that has been helping homeowners on the South End since 1993.
Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers normally holds its work day the first Saturday in May. Work parties are comprised of building professionals along with anyone willing to lend a hand. Once the teams are finished with their projects, they head back to Living Hope Foursquare Church for dinner.
For more information about Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers, go to www.centralwhidbey