Letter: Building community is what we do

Editor,

Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors.

This year, our 25th anniversary, we assisted about 50 local homeowners to remain in their homes by keeping their living quarters safe, warm and dry.

Our annual Work Day — always the first Saturday in May — attracted nearly 400 volunteers who each dedicated a day to help our neighbors.

Whether working at home sites or preparing meals, volunteers worked side-by-side with new friends, making new connections and weaving a web of caring in our community.

After a day of work, home owners joined volunteers to share a professionally prepared evening meal, regaled by the Open Circle singers who performed a specially composed song to honor our silver anniversary.

It is indeed OUR community’s anniversary. Thankfully we continue, year after year after year, to contribute to each other’s abundance and quality of life.

We on the Board of Hearts and Hammers are deeply grateful for: all the members of our community who turn out on the work day; the many businesses who contribute materials and services; Island County’s significant support for disposal costs; and for all of you who put checks in the mail to us. Each and every one of you gives of yourself to make this community the warm, inclusive, supportive place we call home.

For that, we thank you from the bottoms of our Hearts… (and Hammers, of course).

Baz Stevens, President

Hearts & Hammers Board of Directors

Freeland

More in Opinion

PUBLISHER’S COLUMN: Lawmakers should follow true science, pass HB1683

Growing up in Anacortes during the 1970s, we would line up in… Continue reading

Cartoon for Feb. 16, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 16, 2019… Continue reading

Letter: Wondering if the Navy has problem with credibility

Editor, The Navy Growler EIS makes dubious assertions, as well as verbal… Continue reading

Letter: Exposure to jet noise may have damaging effects

Editor, Noise exposure from military jets has long been shown to cause… Continue reading

Cartoon for Feb. 13, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 13, 2019… Continue reading

Letter: OLF discussion needs to remain in the spotlight

Editor, I just want to thank Congressman Rick Larsen for writing the… Continue reading

Letter: Navy took quick action to address problem of PFAs

Editor, In the Saturday, Feb. 2 edition, Rick Abraham implies that our… Continue reading

Cartoon for Feb. 9, 2019

Cartoon for Feb. 9, 2019… Continue reading

Letter: Thank you for hard work work along Madrona Way

Editor, I would like to thank the Island County commissioners and the… Continue reading

Most Read