PITTSBURG — Another Hearts & Hammers project was completed on Tuesday in Pittsburg.

The home of Phoebe M. Holliday lacked a proper ramp and railing.

Trinity Baptist Church members volunteered with Hearts & Hammers to get the job done. In the process of building a ramp the volunteers found out that her back porch needed work too.

After some time at an assisted living center following a broken hip, Holliday, came back home to a brand new ramp.

“I was just thrilled to death,” Holliday said. “I want to let everyone know how wonderful they are.”

The project started in mid-April and was completed May 7.

“We are thrilled that we could help her,” one of the church volunteers Steve Robb said.

“Seeing the look on her face when she came home and she had a ramp go in and go to the doctor appointments and everything, that’s why we do this kind of things,” Robb said.

Robb said Hearts & Hammers is a program he supports because it’s something people are able to repeat from home to home — giving several residents a new ramp, a safe front porch or a new layer of paint on their home.

“If you can wield a paintbrush” Robb said he encourages any person to volunteer for Hearts & Hammers.

“It was worth every minute,” he said.

To adopt a house, find volunteer opportunities, or are in need of the Hearts & Hammers services, people can contact Bob Gilmore at 620-687-5713.