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  • Hearts and Hammers seeks volunteers

  • Hearts and Hammers of Pittsburg, Inc., is recruiting volunteers for the annual workday, set for April 23.

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  • Hearts and Hammers of Pittsburg, Inc., is recruiting volunteers for the annual workday, set for April 23.
    A total of 16 houses have been selected for repairs and maintenance during the day-long event. Selection was based on an application process and will benefit those who are physically or financially unable to work on the property themselves.
    Volunteer sign-up forms are available for download at the Hearts and Hammers web site, www.heartsandhammers.net. Forms may also be picked up at the Pittsburg City Hall utility payment desk. These forms should be sent in by April 11 in order to allow time for work assignments prior to the workday.
    Hearts and Hammers officials emphasized that no special skills are required to volunteer.
    “Anyone over the age of 12 who can scrape, paint, rake, trim or shovel will find plenty to do during the workday,” said Steve Robb, executive director. “Those skilled people that are good with carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical work are also welcome to do the more complicated work.”
    Each of the 16 houses will have a house captain who will oversee the work on that particular house and coordinate the volunteers.
    Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the day.
    Hearts and Hammers of Pittsburg, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization that has been approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under the federal tax code. Persons or businesses that are interested in donating to help cover costs of the workday are encouraged to contact Robb at 620-235-1874 or 620-704-6495.
    Initial funding for the workday has been provided by a grant from the City of Pittsburg that was awarded in October 2010.
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