Sign up for our Hearts & Hammer project at the Community Service table in Channing Hall. We will be refurbishing a home on September 16 and 23.
Hearts and Hammers is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 by former Peace Corps Volunteer, Bob Walker. From one home painted by 24 volunteers the first year, the project has grown to three thousand volunteers who have refurbished close to a thousand homes.
Our mission is to repair the homes of low income homeowners, most of who are elderly and disabled. Hearts and Hammers then recruits volunteer teams through businesses, churches, civic groups and schools to work on the homes. Once teams have been organized, Hearts and Hammers provides guidance to team captains in organizing volunteers and working on the homes. The repairs weatherize and beautify the home and bring many of the buildings up to city code. The project happens on two Saturdays once a year.
Volunteers must be 18 years old to work on the first Saturday and 16 years old to work on the second. Need more info? Email our team captain Paul Munger at email@example.com. Signup ends September 3rd.