Hearts & Hammers

Hearts and Hammers to Return in 2021

COVID19 restrictions caused Hearts and Hammers to skip their effort in 2020.  Plans are being developed for 2021 and we will update this website with information on fundraising, applications and dates.  Please contact our church office with questions or to volunteer.

What is Hearts and Hammers?

Hearts and Hammers is an annual one-day blitz to repair and rehabilitate the homes of our neighbors who are physically or financially unable to do so without assistance.  The Church of the Resurrection participates in Hearts and Hammers with the Covenant Churches in Lake Hills as a way to give back to the Lake Hills community.  Hearts and Hammers is supported by five congregations of the Lake Hills Interfaith Covenant.  One weekend each year, teams of volunteers provide labor and materials to help with major household repairs, small renovations, yard-work and cleaning for a few local households. This ministry is supported by fund-raising by the participating congregations.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone can help. with Hearts and Hammers Day.  Volunteer forms are at the Church of the Resurrection office.

What repairs are done?

Various repairs and renovations are done within the scope of a one-day work party, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, plastering, weatherization, heavy cleaning, and trash removal.

Who pays for the Hearts and Hammers repairs?

Local fundraising and donations of labor and materials cover costs.  There is no charge to the homeowners for labor or materials.

How are Hearts and Hammers homes selected?

Suggestions come from pastors, relatives, neighbors, and community organizations. Homeowners can also apply directly. Work assessment teams visit proposed sites to determine needs and see if the work is within our financial and time constraints. Final selections of applicants are approved by the board of Hearts and Hammers.