Sound Off: Workday is coming soon for Hearts Hammers


Board member

Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers Workday is a week away on May 4.Our Workday is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves to assist your neighbors and share in our Central Whidbey community spirit. Next Saturday, May 4, is a one-day work blitz tackling a variety of home projects – “neighbors helping neighbors.”

Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization with a mission to keep homeowners safe and healthy in their homes, “neighbors helping neighbors.” Volunteers help homeowners within the Coupeville School District who own their homes and are physically or financially challenged with maintenance or repair projects that affect their health or safety.

Although we prioritize resolving health and safety issues, we tackle all types of maintenance and repair projects.

All are welcome to volunteer, no matter what their skill level. Projects include garden and landscape clean-up, painting, trash removal, deck building, wheelchair ramp installation and anything else that can be accomplished as a one-day project.

Team captains will gather their volunteers together and spend the day working on houses that help homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make necessary repairs to their homes while bringing the community together in a day of service.

It is not too late if you would like to be a new volunteer, please go to the “volunteer” page of our website and sign up. If you cannot participate, donations are welcome.

Visit our website or call 360-720-2114 or email for any questions you may have about Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers or the upcoming workday.

Hearts & Hammers is a local nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by South Whidbey resident Lynn Willeford. It brings together a community of local volunteers for Workday on the first Saturday in May. The goal is to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work. From its humble beginning in 1994, the Hearts & Hammers’ Workday has grown to engage more than 350 volunteers working on 25-35 homes throughout Whidbey Island. South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers focuses on homeowners south of Classic Road in Greenbank while the Central Whidbey group focuses on helping homeowners in the Coupeville School District boundaries.