About Us

Fixing Houses, Changing Lives


Our Story

Hammer & Nails grew out of a temporary ministry in North Industry Christian Church partnered with Group WorkCamps to host a week-long camp in both 1995 and 1998. The purpose of the camps was to assist disadvantaged Stark Count homeowners with home and property repairs and maintenance. As a result of 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, Inc. as an independent 501(c)3 organization. To date, over 1700 homeowners here in Stark County have been helped, but the need for assistance is still great.

Our Focus

Who? Hammer & Nails applicants must face some disadvantage in their ability to complete home repairs

Disadvantaged may include, but is not limited to, elderly, single parent, mentally/physically challenged, or financially burdened.

What? Hammer & Nails offers a limited array of home repair and maintenance services. Interior and exterior carpentry and interior and exterior painting are our main areas of focus.

Additionally, if circumstance warrants, we build ADA wheelchair ramps.

When? Once approved to receive assistance from Hammer & Nails, the project will take place when we are able to secure the correct number of volunteers with the required skill set and we have the required financial resources.

Where? Applicants must be located in Stark County, OH.

Why? It is our mission to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged area homeowners through home and property improvements.

How? Contact Hammer & Nails to receive an application. Upon the return of your application, we will assess the extent of repairs needed and determine eligibility. Applications are then reviewed by the selection committee on a case-by-case basis. You will be informed of the selection committee decision in a timely manner.

“Hammer & Nail was there when I needed help. I thank them very much!”

Ruth, Homeowner

“Thanks is a mere word for the appreciation and gratitude that I feel toward Hammer & Nails, for all each and everyone has done to bless me with peace about my home.”

Joyce, Homeowner, Your Content Goes Here

“Thank you for your great love and kindness to us in installing the new storm door and wheelchair ramp. They have both been such a blessing to us! Thank you for treating us with respect and doing such a good job. All of you were the greatest!!! The ramp is such a blessing as it makes it much easier for us to get out and back in. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown us.”

Richard and Carol, Homeowners, Your Content Goes Here

“Thanks to all staff & volunteers for the wonderful wheelchair ramp. Being the caregiver, this has made our lives so much easier to transport in and out of the home.”

Betty, Homeowner, Your Content Goes Here