Hearts and Hammers
of South Whidbey Islandis a local non-profit organization that brings together hundreds
of volunteers annually to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those
who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone. In
the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, homeowners receive labor
and materials at no cost to them thanks to the contributions and
support of the larger community, including individual volunteers,
churches, service and community organizations and local businesses.
The annual Hearts and Hammers workday is on the first
Saturday of May each year.
A typical volunteer effort would include repairs
and renovations possible within the scope of a one day work party;
projects such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs, painting,
weatherization, roof and gutter repair, yard cleanup, and trash
removal, the installation of wheelchair ramps, railings and grab