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Hearts and Hammers is seeking sponsors

Central Whidbey Hearts and Hammers is looking for sponsors to help make its annual workday more beneficial to the community.

The nonprofit organization uses its workday to help repair and rehabilitate homes around the community.

The volunteers do this at no cost to the homeowners, who are either physically or financially unable to do the repairs themselves.

“The primary focus is health and safety,” said Jim Short, a member of Hearts and Hammers.

This year, the work day is Saturday, May 3. There are currently 16 projects on the organization’s list.

Material costs are estimated at more than $4,000, according to the group.

One of the main goals of Hearts and Hammers “is to help people who can’t afford to repair their homes to repair them so they can stay in their homes,” said Short.

To help change that, Hearts and Hammers is implementing a new sponsorship program, which will offer sponsors perks such as bumper stickers, window decals, wall plaques and more.

There will be different levels of sponsorship, including Individual at $100, Commercial at $200 and Patron at $500. All donations to the organization are tax deductible.

“The Sponsorship program should help stabilize our funding, giving us a better idea of what we can do year to year,” Schisel said. “And hopefully it will allow us to take on bigger projects.”

According to Short, all the money received from donations goes towards supplies and expenses.

Participants are all volunteers. The types of repairs the organization does includes leaky roof repairs, rebuilding rotten decks and general home maintenance.

For more information go to centralwhidbeyheartsandhammers.com or call 360-720-2114.

 

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