HELP US BRIDGE THE GAP!
Hammer & Nails grew out of a temporary ministry in which North Industry Christian Church partnered with Group Work Camps to host a week long camp in both 1995 and 1998 to assist disadvantaged Stark County area homeowners with home and property repairs. During these camps, over 400 youth nationwide assisted over 100 homeowners!
The success of the work camps, along with encouragement from the community led to the creation of Hammer & Nails as an independent 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.
To date, nearly 1700 homeowners have been helped, but the need is still great. Applicants wait home interviews.
In order to be considered for Hammer & Nails, all applicants must be recognized as disadvantaged (may include, but not limited to: elderly, single parent, mentally / physically challenged or financially burdened) in the ability to complete home repairs.
Determination of home eligibility is done through an in-home interview process with assessment of repair needs and willingness to partner with Hammer & Nails staff and volunteers. Applicants and family members who are physically able are required to assist on projects.
All homeowner selections are case by case and determined by the selection committee. Projects are scheduled by the availability of volunteers, skill needed and resources available.
From the beginning, Hammer & Nails has sought to help those in need in our own backyard.
But helping others isn't always easy, and can only be done with your support.
Hammer & Nails will never turn away volunteers! It's how we got started, and it's how we continue to keep going!